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ORGANIZATION: Five Rivers MetroParks

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 24 people are interested

Become a MetroParks Volunteer-Learn new skills, care for the environment and make new friends while supporting your MetroParks!

At Five Rivers MetroParks, volunteers don’t just make a difference, they are the difference! MetroParks offers a variety of high-quality volunteer opportunities that engage adults, youth, families, groups, and others for long-term service, short-term service, or even for a single service on a public volunteer day.

Volunteers support a variety of volunteer positions including Administrative, Ambassador, Animal Care, Conservation, Gardening, Park Maintenance, Programming, Skilled Trades, and Special Events.

Learn more and view our current volunteer opportunities at www.metroparks.org/volunteer.

Long-Term Volunteers

Long-term volunteers provide service to MetroParks at regular intervals, often volunteering for a year or longer and establishing a long-term commitment with MetroParks. These volunteers serve as reliable, ongoing, and valuable resources and extend Five Rivers MetroParks’ resources so the agency can provide additional programs and services to our community. All long-term volunteers are required to complete a volunteer onboarding process.

Short-Term Volunteers

Short-term volunteers provide service to MetroParks for a set period of time, often to complete a specific assignment. These individuals volunteer for a variety of reasons, including earning school credit, satisfying a program requirement, or completing a service project. Short-term volunteers are required to complete a volunteer onboarding process and, depending on the type of volunteer service being provided, may be subject to a background check.

Public Volunteers

Individuals looking to get outside and give back through a single day of service are needed year-round at Five Rivers MetroParks. These volunteers assist with a variety of opportunities, including MetroParks’ large, annual public volunteer days, Adopt-A-Park and Make A Difference Day, as well as Service Saturdays. Public volunteers can provide service to Five Rivers MetroParks for a long period of time but do not have to commit to a regular, ongoing, long-term assignment.

Youth Volunteers (Ages 14-17)

Five Rivers MetroParks has a variety of volunteer opportunities open to youth ages 14-17. These volunteers may assist with the after-school program at Adventure Central, serve at the MetroParks Ice Rink, train to become a barn aide at the Carriage Hill Riding Center, and assist with gardening and/or parks and conservation-related projects. These volunteers are required to complete a volunteer onboarding process, except for the background check. Opportunities for youth under the age of 14 are listed in the family-friendly opportunities below.

Family Friendly

Five Rivers MetroParks also offers opportunities for families to volunteer together. Volunteers younger than 14 may volunteer at select opportunities and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during their volunteer assignment.

Group Volunteers

Families, service clubs, schools, nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, corporations and religious organizations are all examples of volunteer groups that help Five Rivers MetroParks achieve its mission. Opportunities for groups to make a difference in MetroParks are available year-round.

Not seeing an opportunity that fits your team’s need? Request a group volunteer opportunity for your team on Get Connected.

Note: Youth group organizations and families with youth younger than 14 must provide their own adult chaperones to supervise the group and engage in the volunteer service.

Court-Appointed Volunteers

Individuals looking to complete court-ordered service also can find opportunities to serve at Five Rivers MetroParks.

Have questions? Contact volunteer.services@metroparks.org or call #937-275-7275 and ask to speak with a volunteer coordinator.

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About Five Rivers MetroParks


409 E Monument Ave, Dayton, OH 45402, US

Mission Statement

Five Rivers MetroParks protects the region's natural heritage and provides outdoor experiences that inspire a personal connection with nature.


The purpose of Five Rivers MetroParks is to protect natural areas and parks and river corridors and to promote the conservation and use of these lands and waterways for the ongoing benefit of the people in the region. With over 16,000 acres of land to protect and over 160 miles of trail to manage, not to mention all of the amazing facilities, programs, and special events; Five Rivers MetroParks depends on the support of volunteers just like YOU year-round to make the difference. Won't you join us?


Sports & Recreation
Community, Environment, Sports & Recreation


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Multiple locations Dayton, OH 45402



  • Environmental Education
  • Customer Service
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Gardening
  • Environmental Science
  • Outdoor Recreation


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Long-Term, Short-Term, and Single Day opportunities to volunteer year-round at Five Rivers MetroParks! Learn more on Get Connected at www.metroparks.org/volunteer.

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