Getting Started

Volunteers share their passions and talents to help Three Rivers Park District carry out its mission to promote environmental stewardship through recreation and education in a natural resources-based park system.

Volunteer Opportunities

Many Ways to Serve

Below are some of the many ways to get involved as a volunteer with Three Rivers. Check out the available Fall/Winter volunteer positions for current and upcoming opportunities.

Drop in and Explore Volunteering, or contact the Volunteer Office at 763.559.6706 or volunteer@threeriversparks.org.

Note: Volunteers must be 16 years or older, or be accompanied by a responsible adult unless stated otherwise. A Permission Form is required for minors.

Natural Resource Volunteering

There are many ways to volunteer and help preservation efforts at the same time. Three Rivers is always accepting extra help when it comes to natural resource volunteers.

Prairie Seed Collection: Summer–Fall

Invasive Species Removal

Park Patrol

Enjoy the parks and trails by bike, foot, skates, horse, cross-country skis or snowshoes while helping park guests with information and basic level first aid care. A one-year commitment is requested.

Required annual training is offered in fall and spring. 
Volunteer Park Patrol Guide | Patrol Registration Form

Group Opportunities

Short-term and ongoing opportunities are also available for groups. Volunteer groups have been a big help with the many events hosted at Three Rivers Parks, and with larger environmental projects.

Scouts and Youth Leaders

Opportunities are available to youth for leadership and service learning/experiential education. Review the volunteer positions available and contact the site that you are interested in. Service learning opportunities are available for individuals and for groups.

Service Award Projects for motivated scouts are also an option at Three Rivers.

Events

Volunteers are needed to help with registration, activities, water stops and more.

Benefits

Ongoing Park District Volunteers earn benefits such as a Volunteer Fun Pass, which gives access to many park facilities at reduced rates or for free and provides greater rewards the more you volunteer.