Your volunteer support has helped us serve our community throughout the pandemic. Thank you for helping us continue to provide respite and recreation for many.
We are incredibly excited to start offering more opportunities for volunteers to re-engage in our community! When you are ready, we have a variety of ways you can get involved. Your safety is our priority and we continue to follow our COVID-19 protocols.
Des Moines Parks and Recreation utilizes over 4,000 volunteers annually to help maintain and beautify the park system. Volunteers are vital to our organization and enhance our efforts to preserve and maintain our public spaces. We offer opportunities for all ages, skill levels, and group sizes, and invite you to join us!
Where Volunteers Help
- Community Gardens
- Dog Parks
- Environmental Education
- Natural Resources
- Special Events
Available Volunteer Opportunities
Our volunteers stay informed on upcoming opportunities by receiving our newsletter, including individual and group opportunities, program and training opportunities, and highlights on what our volunteers are doing throughout our City. To sign-up for our volunteer e-newsletter click here.
2020 Volunteer Stats:
- 1,662 Volunteers Placed
- 14,104 Hours of Service Donated
- $383,635 of Staff Time Supplemented
Your safety is our priority. Want to know if an event is canceled?
Check our Rainout Hotline!
Rainout Hotline: 515-248-6399
Text DSMVOLUNTEERS to 84483 to sign-up for text notifications.