Become a MetroParks Volunteer

Learn new skills, care for the environment, meet new friends

When you volunteer at Five Rivers MetroParks, you provide an important public service: You educate and engage park visitors in the protection and stewardship of the natural and cultural heritage of the Miami Valley. More important, you share your passion for nature with future generations.

No Experience Required

Volunteer opportunities are as varied as the MetroParks themselves. All you need to become a volunteer is enthusiasm for our natural or cultural history, a willingness to learn and a desire to share with others. Your time commitment depends on you and your assignment. Many volunteer opportunities are flexible enough to fit your schedule. Whether it’s for a year, a month, a week or even a few hours, there’s a place for you as a MetroParks volunteer!

Fun and Rewarding

Volunteers enjoy the following benefits:

  • The opportunity to use a wide array of skills
  • A chance to share your interests with people of all ages
  • The chance to improve quality of life in Montgomery County
  • Professional training on a variety of topics
  • The chance to learn more about the natural world
  • New friendships
  • Interaction with park visitors
  • Exercise
  • The opportunity to be creative
  • Access to exclusive educational opportunities

Easy to Get Started

There are three ways to get started:

  1. View a list of upcoming opportunities.
  2. Sign up for our monthly newsletter to receive updates on available volunteering opportunities.
  3. Contact Volunteer Services about the areas that interest you.

Application Process for New Volunteers

If you are a new volunteer, please complete our Volunteer Application Form.

Once your application has been received, a volunteer coordinator will review it. You will be contacted to schedule an information session. If the coordinator determines you are a good fit for our program, your will receive information about completing our onboarding process, which includes a background check at no cost to you. You will then be matched with volunteer activities that meet your interests so you can begin your journey.

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