Louisville Parks and Recreation introducing Volunteer Ambassador program

February 13, 2020

Do you love parks and want to take a bigger role in your community? Do you believe in taking care of them as you would your own backyard? Louisville Parks and Recreation is seeking 10 Volunteer Ambassadors willing to keep an eye out on their neighborhood parks, help guide volunteer projects and make suggestions for park improvements.

“We are going to rely on our Volunteer Ambassadors to be our eyes and ears in the field,” said Dana Kasler, Director of Parks and Recreation. “They are going to play a pivotal role in engaging the public and strengthening our park system.”

Volunteer Ambassadors must be at least 18 years of age, agree to submit an online application and complete a training led by Louisville Parks and Recreation. The department is hoping Ambassadors will commit to serving one year at a selected park, averaging approximately 1 ½ hours of service work per week.

They will also be asked to attend at least one community outreach event during the year on behalf of the parks department and organize at least one volunteer project in their park.

Louisville Parks and Recreation is seeking Ambassadors for the following parks:

A.B. Sawyer Park
Charlie Vettiner Park
Carrie Gaulbert Cox Park
Fern Creek Park
George Rogers Clark Park
Hays Kennedy Park
Highview Park
Joe Creason Park
Lannan Park
Long Run Park
McNeely Lake Park
Petersburg Park
Riverview Park
Wyandotte Park

Applications will be accepted from February 15th through March 15th. Selected candidates will receive training starting in late March. Applications received after this period may be considered depending on need and training opportunities.

Ambassadors will receive Louisville Parks and Recreation gear and additional perks.

For specific questions, please contact the department’s volunteer office at [email protected] or call (502) 574-6403. The application can also be found here.

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ABOUT LOUISVILLE PARKS AND RECREATION:
Louisville Parks and Recreation, a nationally accredited parks and recreation agency, manages 120 parks and six parkways on more than 13,000 acres of land, and operates recreation programs for all ages.  Its mission is to create a city of parks where people can play, learn, grow and be healthy. The mission is accomplished by taking care of all parks properties and creating new ones, by providing safe and diverse recreational programs, and by protecting our public lands and resources for future generations. www.bestparksever.com