We are hosting small volunteer projects where we are able to control the number of participants while monitoring safe distancing. We are taking small group ideas on a case by case basis into consideration, if you have questions, feel free to contact us until then at parksvolunteer@dmgov.org

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!


How Volunteers Can Help

2020 Volunteer Stats

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Available Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Forms

Volunteer Resources