Volunteering with Zionsville Parks and Recreation is a satisfying way of giving back to your community while enjoying the beauty of the parks. Zionsville Parks and Recreation offers fun and educational volunteer opportunities for adults, youth-14 years and older, community organizations, student projects and corporate groups. The mission of our volunteer program is to promote community involvement through rewarding volunteer opportunities that support the needs and mission of Zionsville Parks and Recreation.
There are two ways you can volunteer - sign up for a community service day listed below or apply to become a long-term volunteer by filling out an application.
Satisfaction of having a direct impact on the park land, education, and recreation efforts
Meet new people who share the same passion for our Zionsville Parks
Attend fun recognition events
Expand your knowledge, keep active, make a positive impact to your community
Volunteering requires three steps:
Volunteer Application Form
Attend an interview and complete a background check
Long-Term Volunteer Opportunities
Program Assistant - Assist with staff led programs. Duties include set up and cleanup of materials, program preparation, decorating, etc.
Nature Center Ambassador - Enjoy interacting with people of all ages and abilities when the Zionsville Nature Center is open to the public. A love for environmental education, biology, or education is helpful.
Nature Center Animal Care Assistant - Assists with animal care, handling, and maintenance of the reptiles and amphibians at the Zionsville Nature Center.
Outreach Volunteer - Help us have a friendly and knowledgeable presence in the community at a wide variety of community outreach events.
Outdoor Recreation Assistant - Assist in fostering the growth of an outdoor recreation culture through programs such as: cycling, fishing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, mountain biking, races/events, yoga, etc.
Trail Ambassador - Trail Ambassadors provide extra eyes and ears in the parks and along the Big-4 Rail Trail and contribute to guest experience and park operations.
Mountain Bike Trail Volunteer - Volunteers assist park maintenance staff in maintaining the mountain bike trails at Overley-Worman Park.
Invasive Task Force Volunteer - Volunteers participate in our annual Weed Wrangles and other invasive plant management projects.
Restoration and Garden Volunteer - assist staff with park plantings, restoration projects, landscape maintenance, and other habitat projects.