To learn more about Preservation Parks’ volunteer opportunities, contact:
(740) 524-8600, ext. 6
Make it happen, Volunteer with Preservation Parks!
Volunteers In the Parks (VIPs) are essential to Preservation Parks of Delaware County and our mission to protect our natural and historic resources and inspire outdoor exploration and learning. Preservation Parks offers diverse, fun, and educational volunteer opportunities for individuals, families, community groups, student projects, scout groups, school groups, and more. Listed below are categories and volunteer roles which we invite you consider. Come play with us!
To see a complete list of volunteer roles, click on the Volunteer Application link, below, and scroll down to see the various opportunities and their descriptions. Volunteers also receive a monthly e-newsletter, full of opportunities and a nature note.
What’s your next step? Click the links below to find out.
- Click here for the volunteer application form and volunteer position descriptions.
- Existing volunteers click here to log in and to sign up for volunteer opportunities.
Would you like to lead or facilitate learning opportunities? Education volunteers assist park staff during public nature programs, create displays, and help with special projects. Education volunteers may assist our Naturalist staff and/or serve at Gallant Farm sharing about rural life in the 1930s and 40s.
If spending time outdoors and promoting wildlife is your calling, then Preservation Parks offers a number of volunteer opportunities for you. Pull invasive plants, monitor a bird box trail, be a grounds & trail keeper, maintain a native plant garden, participate in a number of citizen science opportunities, and attend Bio Blitz events.
Parks Marketing Ambassadors:
Spread the message about Preservation Parks and programs we offer by representing us at community events. Host park information booths, walk in community parades, dress in an adorable park mascot costume, share photos you take in the parks with our staff, and assist in our district office.
Preservation Parks special events can draw hundreds of participants, and require a team of enthusiastic volunteers before, during and after the event. Special events include our popular Trick or Treat Trail, Winter Evening on the Farm, Perseid Meteor Shower Campout and more.
Visitor Center Attendants host the nature center at Deer Haven Park, which is open daily from noon to 5 pm. If you enjoy interacting with people, responding to questions, and making guests feel excited to be in the parks, consider this volunteer role..