Volunteering with Kent County Parks

With opportunities available at more than 30 parks throughout Kent County, we have projects for individuals of all ages and for groups from 2 to 200! Whatever your interests and whatever motivates you, you too can help our community protect and improve our valuable trails and green spaces.

If you’d like to have fun while making a lasting difference, we invite you to join our team as a volunteer for the Kent County Parks Department.

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Whether you’re with a group, pursuing a personal interest, seeking college credit or hoping to meet new friends, we have a volunteer opportunity for you! Click on one of the sections below to learn more.
Individual Projects
Single project without long-term commitment
Group Projects
Projects for corporate, church , school, and community groups
Seasonal Stewards
Seasonal program for park neighbors, regular park visitors or organizations
Friends of the Park
Adopt a park with an organized group of park neighbors or visitors
Volunteer opportunities for high school and college students
Flexible opportunities for formal internships or for fulfillment of service hours

Projects, Programs & Events

Through the year, we have a wide variety of opportunities for becoming involved as a Kent County Parks volunteer. We hope you’ll explore the different categories below and find something that sounds just right for you or your group!

You can also sign up to be notified of new volunteer projects and events.

Park & Trail Clean Up

Park and trail clean ups may include trash pick-up, planting/landscaping, weeding, raking, brush trimming along trails, mulching around playgrounds, painting, staining, branch pick up from green spaces and trails, lake and stream cleans, or special projects.

Invasive Species Control

Assist in habitat preservation by removing invasive species that threaten native environments. Volunteers will learn how to identify these invasive species and can make a significant impact by properly removing them from natural areas.

Habitat Restoration

Projects may include removing invasive species, planting native species, making Native Plant Species seed balls, restoring or monitoring a butterfly habitat area, and more! These opportunities are great for individuals, families and groups of all ages.

Trail Building

Help create a legacy by building trails at a Kent County Park! Trail building may include tagging, bench cutting, raking, trimming, lopping and landscaping. Bench cutting can be physically demanding, but there are multiple tasks to choose from, and trail building is a lot of fun!

Special Projects & Programs

We have special project requests from our Park Managers throughout the season. These potential projects are posted or emailed to volunteers whose contact information is in our KCP Volunteer Services database.

Golf Services Program

Golf volunteer activities may include greeting customers, sweeping starter areas, helping to keep the golf course neat and clean, assisting with golf carts, helping maintain the clubhouse, picking up golf balls and range baskets from the range, and performing various other duties around the course.