Groups can make a big difference in helping to restore Metro parks and natural areas.
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Interested in volunteering? Please fill out this form.
Metro can work with your organization to tailor projects for groups of any size, age, purpose or ability. You might build beaver fencing around young shrubs, plant native trees, scatter seeds, remove invasive plants, care for park amenities, create habitat for wildlife, spread mulch or other similar tasks.
Metro works with community and corporate groups to do service and teambuilding activities and with scouts and school groups to do hands-on service learning.
Volunteer coordinators often work with service clubs, faith and community based organizations, school clubs or classes, youth groups, book clubs, hiking or walking groups, and singles or other Meetup groups.
Groups can choose a project that’s done in a day, or one that continues for years.
For hands-on service learning, activities can be linked to classroom topics, such as wildlife shelters, insects, pollinator habitat and more.
Metro provides tools, snacks, water and staff guidance.
Your group may qualify for funding through the Parks and Nature community partnership program. Community partnership funds are intended to support community-based organizations and groups – including community groups, non-profits, neighborhood groups, faith groups and service groups – led by and for people of color. Metro-led program support funds can go towards costs like transportation, interpretation, and food for participants in a community service project at a Metro park or natural area.
Learn more about community partnerships