Volunteer with MetroParks
Share your talents, learn new skills, and meet dedicated people like yourself through our volunteer opportunities! As a volunteer for MetroParks of Butler County, you are supporting your local recreational areas, conservation and restoration efforts, educational programs, and more for our community now and for generations to come.
Our volunteer opportunities can be as different as the MetroParks themselves! You can get involved with various ongoing and one-time opportunities as an individual volunteer or as a team. Our opportunities offer experiences in projects and programs like invasive species removal, birding hikes, farm animal care, garden management, historical research, photography at events, nature playscapes, trail maintenance, and more.
Below are our ongoing and one-day volunteer opportunities throughout our MetroParks!
Are you interested in scheduling a volunteer opportunity for your business, organization, friends, or family with MetroParks for 2022? Email email@example.com or call 513-867-5835 ext. 221!
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
When: Flexible; Dependent on needs of the Farmstead
Where: Chrisholm MetroPark, Historic Farmstead, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton, OH 45067
Volunteer Role Description: A Farm Caretaker assists staff with daily animal care of goats, chickens, and a bunny who live at the farm! In addition, staff need assistance with general cleaning and maintenance at the Farm to keep our furry friends happy. This position requires availability for a flexible and intermittent work schedule as well as have the ability to work in all outside weather conditions; wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold (below 32 F degrees) and extreme heat (above 90 F degrees).
Trail Maintenance Steward
When: Flexible; During park hours 8:00 am to dusk
Where: Designated hiking trails within our MetroParks
Volunteer Role Description: A Trail Maintenance Steward hikes marked trails in an assigned MetroPark at least four hours per month! Stewards report any maintenance and safety concerns to MetroParks staff, pick up any trash, and engage with the trail user community.
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
We currently do not have any one-day volunteering opportunities on our calendar for the rest of 2021. We will begin again in 2022!
Volunteer Application(s) & Forms
Ready to join our volunteer crew? Review and complete the required documents below:
- Volunteer Policy Manual & Volunteer Acknowledgement Form
- Individual Volunteer Application
- Group Volunteer Application
- Parental/Guardian Consent Form*
- Volunteer Profile Survey
*The Parental/Guardian Consent Form is needed for volunteers ages 14 to 17. Volunteers ages 13 and younger are required to have a parent or guardian present while volunteering with MetroParks.
Volunteer Friends Groups
Friends of MetroParks of Butler County
Looking for another way to support MetroParks' efforts? Join the Friends of MetroParks of Butler County! this volunteer group's mission is to improve and preserve the parks for future generations, to educate and inform the public about the unique qualities of each MetroPark, and to encourage individuals and groups to participate in volunteer program.
Friends of Chrisholm
Friends of Chrisholm, in partnership with MetroParks of Butler County, act as stewards of the Chrisholm Historic Farmstead to promote the site to the general public by preserving and sharing the stories of our agricultural heritage and of the Amish Mennonite settlement of Butler County.
Overview of Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
Date(s): Flexible; Dependent on farm needs
Time(s): Mornings and afternoons; Dependent on farm needs
Location: Chrisholm MetroPark, Historic Farmstead
Trail Maintenance Steward
Time: During park hours 8:00 am to dusk
Location(s): Any of our MetroParks
If you are interested in any of the volunteer opportunities listed, please view the "Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities" section for additional information or contact firstname.lastname@example.org!