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Volunteer

About our volunteers

Erie MetroParks has fun, educational and diverse opportunities for volunteers at various locations throughout our Metroparks!  Consider joining the hundreds of individuals that comprise the Erie Metroparks Volunteer Team!

The mission of Erie Metroparks is to "preserve, conserve, protect, and enhance the natural and unique historical resources of the park district. Further, to provide opportunities for visitors and residents to use, enjoy, understand and appreciate these resources in a responsible, sustainable, manner."

Erie MetroParks prides itself on providing educational and interesting opportunities for volunteers that coincide with the mission and goals of the park district!

Opportunities are available for individuals, community groups, student projects, scout groups, school groups and more!

Want to become a volunteer? How do I apply?

Erie Metroparks accepts volunteers on an ongoing basis. Volunteers are selected based on their interests, skills and availability. In addition, volunteers are only placed within programs that have a current need for volunteers.

If you are interested in becoming an Erie Metroparks volunteer, please print and mail a complete application to the Volunteer Coordinator, 3910 Perkins Avenue, Huron, OH 44839. Upon receipt of your completed application, the Volunteer Coordinator will contact you when a project comes up that matches your information and interests.

 

Volunteer project goals for 2012:

  • Erie MetroBark Park fence installation-Phase 2
  • Castalia Quarry MetroPark-clean-up and improvements to the observatory deck
  • East Sandusky Bay MetroPark-woodchip trails
  • Bulletin boards-each park bulletin board needs repainted, and in some cases, redesigned and installed
  • Point of interest signs
  • James H. McBride Arboretum-elevated platform
  • Osborn MetroPark-baseball backstop bottom panel needs repaired

Benefits of being an Erie Metroparks Volunteer:

  • Opportunity to meet new people who share the same excitement and purpose
  • Annual on-site recognition potlucks/events

For every 10 hours accumulated -

  • Canoe use at The Coupling MetroPark - one group reservation per month, including up to nine canoes & equipment, no booking fee required. Minimum number of persons in group rule waived. Volunteer must be present and accept responsibility for the group.

For every 20 hours accumulated -

(which have not been used for another benefit)

  • Osborn MetroPark Picnic Shelter - one reservation per year, no fee required. Volunteer must be present and accept responsibility for the group.
  • The Coupling MetroPark Station House - two reservations per year, no fee or deposit required. Volunteer must be present and accept responsibility for the group.

For every 45 hours accumulated -

(which have not been used for another benefit)

  • Overnight Use at The Coupling MetroPark - One group reservation per year, no booking fee required. Minimum number of persons in group rule waived. Volunteer must be present and responsible for group.

 

For more information, please call 419-625-7783 ext. 229 or e-mail bcatri@eriemetroparks.org.