Volunteers

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

Available Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer E-Newsletter

Volunteer Forms

Volunteer Value

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