A Park Steward is a volunteer leader who receives in-depth training by Olmsted Parks Conservancy staff in order to help with park projects, volunteer events and/or community outreach. Park Stewards volunteer an average of at least 4 hours monthly to help protect and restore natural areas, to raise awareness in the community and serve as advocates for Louisville’s Olmsted Parks. Benefits of becoming a Park Steward include learning about native flora and fauna, gaining hands-on experience in ecological restoration, developing leadership skills, and volunteering alongside others who share a passion for our neighborhood parks.
To be a Park Steward, you do not have to have previous volunteering experience but you do need to be 18 years or older.
There will be a FREE Information Session on March 7, 2017 at 6:30pm. Register now. Or call us at 502-456-8125 to reserve your spot for our next training series!
There is a $50 training program fee which helps to offset the costs for materials, certifications and administrative costs. To request a scholarship application, please email us or call 502-456-8125.
In the meantime, please join us for our regularly scheduled park activities. Sign-up now!
Spring 2017 Park Steward Training ScheduleSaturday, March 11 9:00am-12:00pm
- Olmsted Overview
- Volunteer Management
- Community Engagement
Saturday, March 18 9:00am-12:00pm
- Plant Identification Techniques
- Integrated Pest Management
- Horticultural Techniques
Saturday, March 25 9:00am-12:00pm
- Dirty Hands Tour
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 40 hours per year