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.
Friends of Chrisholm Founder’s Garden Donations
2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of Friends of Chrisholm. Recently, two of the original founders and key contributors to its success over their years of service, Carl Jantzen and Doris L. Page passed away. The families of both Carl and Doris have designated the Friends of Chrisholm as a charitable organization for in memory donations. The board of the Friends of Chrisholm, partnering with MetroParks of Butler County, would like to use the proceeds from those donations toward funding a Pollinator Garden at the Chrisholm site in honor of all its original Founders. Planning efforts are underway. If you would like to make a donation to the Friends of Chrisholm to honor Carl, Doris, and its Founders and help make this installation a great addition to the Chrisholm MetroPark, you may donate on line at www.chrisholmhistoricfarmstead.org or send your donation to: Friends of Chrisholm P.O. Box 234 Trenton, OH 45067
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 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.
Group Service Projects
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 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.