Apply to volunteer

Adopt a park - Complete this form if you're interested in a year-long agreement to help park managers care for and improve park lands and facilities.

Individual volunteer application - Complete this form if you'd like to gain some volunteer experience or contribute your time for either a short- or long-term project.  This form tells us about your abilities, skills, interests and park preferences, so we best screen and place you.


For those applying for park host positions (a minimum of one month commitment), here are some things to get you started.  We recommend that you read these documents before you apply either as a new or continuing OPRD host.

New park host application - For those new to our Park Host program, complete this form to get started.

Returning park host application (renewal) - Each calendar year, we need to update your availability and preferences for park locations and type of host position you would consider accepting.  (You can save this form to your computer, then reopen for a fillable version - you can type your information directly onto the form.  From there, fill in your information, then save as a PDF and email to the proper address identified on page 4, or print your renewal application and mail to the address provided.)

Once your host application has arrived, you will receive a confirmation e-mail.  At that time, feel free to check the Volunteer Openings page for vacancies.  Use the down arrow to search for Park Host under the type of opening.  Feel free to directly contact those parks who are listing vacancies. 

If you'd like a contact list of parks that use hosts across the state, please click here.