Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteers painting bench


Hayes Kennedy Park – March 2


How to Apply:


  1. Volunteer Program staff will contact you regarding your application. 

How To Get Involved

Type of Service Location

Sample Activities by Location

Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation Center Leading classes, coaching, field trips, special events, (e.g. National Wheelchair Basketball Association), internships, arts and crafts, etc.
Aquatics Special events (e.g. Back to School Party, Trunk or Treat, and more)
Art Centers Art/music/class instruction, assisting with camps, special events, etc.
Athletics Coaching, chaperoning field trips, game preparation activities, maintaining equipment, assisting with clinics, etc.
Community Centers Coaching, serving meals, chaperoning field trips, facility clean-up and maintenance, class instruction, tutoring, mentoring, special events, assisting with camps, etc.
Forestry and Landscaping Tree planting, watering, pruning, mulching, etc.
Historic Property Gardening, special events, tour guides, assisting with children’s programming, re-enactment, gift shop, etc.
Iroquois Amphitheater Special events, ushering, etc. 
Park Operations and Maintenance Park clean-ups, painting, mulching, edging walkways, playground maintenance, etc.
Senior Centers Arts and crafts, assisting with field trips, class instruction, serving meals, attending social events at sites, etc.



Type of Service

Sample Activities

One Day Groups: Set one or two day service project(s). Mulching young trees, litter pick-up or painting a small structure.
Seasonal Groups: Set group project over the span of several days or throughout a season. Spring cleaning of a community center, capital park improvements, painting a large structure or special events.
Adopt-A-Park Partner: Volunteers engage in at least three to four approved regular maintenance projects per year at specified park location. Volunteers may also engage in monetary contributions.  Routinely approved activities such as mulching, litter pick-up, etc. Other projects can be submitted for review and approval beyond routine activities.
Seasonal Individual: Service less than four times per calendar year. Special events such as the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Iroquois Amphitheater or the Annual Ice Cream Social at Riverside; Winter Basketball Tournaments, etc.
Long-Term Individual: Ongoing service throughout the calendar year Community Center receptionist, tutor, dance teacher, park stewardship, trail maintenance at Jefferson Memorial Forest. 



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Volunteer Program Mission Statement:
Louisville Parks and Recreation’s volunteer programs support our local communities and park system through continued dedication to clean, green, safe and inclusive spaces. The volunteer program serves as a point of access for community members to park lands, civic engagement, education, and empowerment. 


Jefferson Memorial Forest                                               Olmsted Parks Conservancy
Louisville Parks Foundation

If you have any questions or you're ready to begin your journey as a volunteer, contact us