Volunteer Opportunities


Louisville Ky Image

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.

  • This application is for volunteers interested in serving in general volunteer opportunities like the parks, in the office, or at Riverside the Farnsley-Moremen Landing
  • Requirements to Serve
    • Must register as a volunteer by completing a volunteer application.
    • Must Complete an Agreement to Volunteer and Accept Workers' Compensation Form
    • Must be at least 15 years old.

  Community Center and Youth Programs Volunteer Application

  • This application is for volunteers interested in serving at a Community Center, or as a Coach or youth programming instructor/assistant. 
  • Requirements to Serve
    • Must register as a volunteer by completing a volunteer application.
    • Must complete an Agreement to Volunteer and Accept Workers' Compensation Form
    • Must complete a Background Check and Child Abuse and Neglect Check 
    • Must complete Youth Protection Policy Training
    • Must be at least 15 years old.

  Current Volunteer Login (My Impact)


Find a Volunteer Opportunity that Works for YOU! 

We have a variety of short-term and long-term volunteer opportunities to meet your interests! Volunteers serve in Community Centers, Parks, and our Historic Home, Riverside The Farnsley-Moremen Landing.

>> Ways You Can Volunteer

>> Jefferson Memorial Forest Volunteer Portal

Complete a Volunteer Park Assessment

Parks Assessments are a quick and easy way to volunteer and help improve a park you love. Park Assessments help you share issues in the parks with staff that can make the change! With 120 parks and over 13,000 acres of public land, problems can be missed an completing and assessment is an easy way to make sure our all our parks get the love and attention they deserve!

>> Learn more and get started

Become a Park Ambassador!

Do you love a park near you? Want to work with us to make it an even better place? Consider becoming a Volunteer Park Ambassador. Volunteer Park Ambassadors spend about 1.5 hours per week in their park working with park users, engaging the public, and improving their park.

>> Learn more about the Park Ambassador Program

Volunteer with a Group

Service projects are a great way for your employees, club, or group to enjoy our parks while giving back to the community.

Louisville Ky Image



The Adopt-A-Park program is aimed at providing community and cooperate groups the tools, know-how, and support they need to lead their own volunteer projects in a park that is important to them. Adopt-A-Park partners must perform a minimum of four parks projects per year and any group, organization or business is welcome to participate.

>> Learn more about Park Adoption

Service Projects

Louisville Parks and Recreation is happy to work with Scouts, students, and neighborhood groups to accommodate a service project when possible. To learn more about completing a Service Project with Louisville Park and Recreation.

>> Learn more about Service Projects


More ways to get Involved!

Parks Alliance of Louisville Logo - small
Olmsted Logo
Locust Grove Logo
Wilderness Louisville Logo
Riverside Logo

Contact Us - The Volunteer Office


Enter your address and MyLouisville will find nearby city services in the following categories:

  • Garbage Icon Solid Waste Services
  • Police Badge Icon Emergency Services
  • Political Info Icon Political Info
  • House Icon General Location Info

Find your garbage, recycling, yard waste and large-item set-out dates. Sign up for large-item set out and street sweeping reminders by email and text!

The new Metro311 Reporting System and our new 311 mobile app is live!

Report Something to Us!

Call MetroCall at 311 or (502) 574-5000

No service has been selected.

No form has been selected.