Volunteering for MetroParks
Share your talents, learn new skills, meet new friends. Volunteering for MetroParks is fun, rewarding, and supports a mission for conservation, education and recreation, now and for generations to come! Enjoy flexible scheduling and new experiences. Training is available. Organizations and people of all ages are welcome*. Service learning, volunteer internships, one-time and on-going opportunities are all available. Email volunteering@YourMetroParks.net for more information.
Volunteering can be as varied as the parks themselves: support conservation efforts, trails, fishing, history, music, birds and wildlife, gardening, photography and natural landscapes. Help at an event or program, in the field, the office, the lodge or the welcome center! For additional details and an ever-changing list of volunteer opportunities:
*The Parental Consent Form below is needed for volunteers ages 14-17. Volunteers aged 13 & under are required to have an adult to serve alongside them.
Once approved, current volunteers sign up for volunteer opportunities and log their hours to earn valuable rewards:
Looking for another way to support MetroParks' efforts? Join the Friends of MetroParks of Butler County to make new friends and improve the quality of life in your community and favorite park.
When: Mid-April through mid-October
Where: Governor Bebb MetroPark – Dry Fork Campground
What: Like to camp and help others? We are looking for some friendly faces who like to camp and have their own equipment to setup camp at the Dry Fork Campground-on us! The Campground host will greet other campers, answer questions, and periodically check the restroom facilities. In return, camping fees would be waived. Training and background check required. If interested, please contact Amy Pellman at apellman@YourMetroParks.net.
Group Service Projects **REPOSTED OPPORTUNITY**
What: MetroParks always has a variety of projects for groups to complete! If you have a youth group, church group, student group, or business group that is interested in scheduling a private service day, contact Amy Pellman apellman@YourMetroParks.net for more information. To comply with the current regulations surrounding groups, the maximum number of attendees allowed is 9. A complete listing of the requirements can be shared upon request.
Trail Maintenance Steward
When: Flexible; during park hours 8:00 am - dusk
Where: Assigned hiking trails within MetroParks
What: Trail Ambassador Stewards hike marked trails in an assigned MetroPark at least 4 hours a month. Stewards report any maintenance and safety concerns to MetroParks staff and pick up any trash. Contact Amy Pellman apellman@YourMetroParks.net for more information.
Trail Ambassadors – Great Miami River Trail
Where: Great Miami River Trail – Trenton to Middletown Section
What: Trail Ambassadors monitor the trail at least 4 hours a month (March through October) on their bicycle. Trail Ambassadors report maintenance and safety concerns to MetroParks staff, assist trail users when necessary, provide information to trail users, and perform light trail maintenance. Contact Amy Pellman at apellman@YourMetroParks.net for more information.
Long-term Survey Project
What: We are looking for volunteers to count passengers in vehicles coming into the three park areas listed above. Timing can be flexible in 1-2 hour increments. We will provide equipment and training. If interested contact Amy Pellman at apellman@YourMetroParks.net.