Metro Parks believes that civic participation is a vital component of a strong parks and recreation system. Volunteers extend the ability of Metro Parks to fulfill its mission of creating a City of Parks where people can play, learn, grow and be healthy. Volunteering not only directly benefits individual parks and programs, it strengthens our entire community as well. Whether you want to volunteer on your own or with your group or business, it's easy to find something to match your interests and your time commitment in our growing program!
Upcoming Volunteer Needs
Have some time to spare? Want to volunteer in one of our upcoming one-day volunteer events? Looking for long-term volunteer or internship opportunities? These are all great ways to see what volunteering with Metro Parks is all about.
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Areas you can volunteer with Metro Parks
Adopt-A-Park Program – Does your group or organization want to make a lasting impact on the community? This is a perfect opportunity to get involved and help extend the resources of your favorite park. Groups may adopt an entire park, an area, trail, or lake within a park.
Group Projects – Do you or your group or organization want to give back to the community, but don’t have the time or ability to commit to a long-term project? Not a problem. We still have many one-time opportunities for individuals as well as groups!
Service Projects – Have an idea for an Eagle Scout or park beautification project? See if Metro Parks would be an appropriate place for your project.
Jefferson Memorial Forest – Want to lend a hand in the nation’s largest municipal forest? How about in one of our Natural Areas? Whether it is trail building or assisting with educational programming there are several opportunities to be found in our natural areas and Jefferson Memorial Forest.
Historic Locust Grove – Whether your interests are gardening, history, research or retail Locust Grove needs you!
Louisville Loop – Be a part of the 100-mile trail system that will encircle the city. Whether you would like to serve in keeping the loop safe as part of the Loop Watch program or keep the Loop clean we can use your assistance!
Iroquois Amphitheater – Want to be an usher during one of our summer programs? Perhaps lend a hand pre-or post-show. See where you can lend a hand in our wonderful outdoor amphitheater.
Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing – Show your passion for this city's history and the impact the Riverside Farnsley-Moremen Landing had on the Ohio River in the 19th Century. Volunteers are needed for special events and to help lead tours.
Adapted Leisure Activities –Assist people with all abilities and make a lasting impact on someone’s life!
Community Centers – Metro Parks has several community centers throughout the community that provide several different types of programming. Whether you want to help tutor children after school or teach senior citizens how to play a new game there are a wide array of opportunities at different community centers!
Arts – Have a special artistic talent? See what arts programming you can lend a hand in teaching!
Athletics – Want to coach or be a referee? Metro Parks Athletics has year-round opportunities for volunteers to get involved with programming for kids and adults of all ages!
Senior Programs – Want to lend a hand in our senior programming? We have two senior centers and a wide array of social and athletic programs. See what interests you!
Olmsted Parks Conservancy – Help beautify one of the 18 city jewels that make up Metro Parks Frederick Law Olmsted Designed Parks. Whether it is invasive species or trail building there are several opportunities for you or your group.
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