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
- Dog Parks
- Environmental Education
- Natural Resources
- Special Events
- Community Gardens
2019 Volunteer Stats
- 5,173 Volunteers Placed
- 32,079.07 Hours of Service Donated
- $815,770.27 of Staff Time Supplemented
Interested in Volunteering? Contact us!
Want to know if an event is cancelled?
Want to know if an event is cancelled? Check our Rainout Hotline!
Rainout Hotline: 515-248-6399
Available Volunteer Opportunities