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There are many ways to serve as a volunteer in the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department. Volunteers have helped by assisting the thousands of visitors who come to the parks each year by helping out in the Nature Centers, Entry Stations, and along the trails. Join this team of amazing volunteers today!

Park Host
Park Hosts assist the Park Supervisors and serve as ambassadors to provide park visitors with information while promoting resource protection and recreation opportunities through visitor education. Each park host works a minimum of 40-hours per week and lives in the park with complimentary access to water and electricity. Duties may include fee collection, light maintenance work, clerical tasks, and special projects under the supervision of the Park Supervisor. In addition, a lot of walking may be required to perform these duties.

Community Volunteer
Community Volunteers assist in all areas of the park from trail work to programs under the supervision of the Park Supervisor. Volunteers provide park visitors with information and promote resource protection and recreation opportunities through visitor education and other volunteer assignments. It is recommended that a volunteer consider one (or two) opportunities that best match his/her individual interests and skills. 

Episodic Volunteer
An episodic volunteer provides one day of service within the park or along the trails. This is generally done with a group as a project or an annual day of service. Volunteers need to apply through the volunteer coordinator in order to schedule a project according to each park’s needs.

Administrative Volunteer
The administrative staff at Lake Pleasant Regional Park needs assistance with filing, tagging of souvenirs and other general administrative duties. This is an important position and a great opportunity to help with the administrative needs of the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department in an urban setting.

Apply Today!

 

Click here for Volunteer Application Form

 
 

Need more info? 

Kim Richard
Volunteer Coordinator
(928) 501-9212
ParkVolunteer@mail.maricopa.gov

 

Volunteer Calendar of Events

 
 
 

 

 

 

Hike the Wind Cave Trail - Usery Park
Wag the Dog - San Tan
Nature Walk on the Nursery Tank Trail - McDowell
Water Crisis in Arizona? - Usery Park
Wild About Wildflowers - San Tan
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn.
Bug Theater and Fireside with the Ranger! - Cave Creek Regional Park
Nocturnal Animals Night Hike -Estrella Park

Early Bird Walk with Sonoran Audubon - White Tank Mtn - 3/28/2015
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 3/28/2015
Wildflower Walk - Spur Cross - 3/28/2015
"Just for Kids" - Toddler Cruise - Usery Park - 3/28/2015
*CANCELLED* Pollywoggin’ Storytime with Rose! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 3/28/2015
Find the Naturalist on the Cottonwood Trail - Lake Pleasant - 3/28/2015
LIVE ANIMAL PRESENTATION by LIBERTY WILDLIFE! - McDowell - 3/28/2015
Rattlesnakes! Live! - San Tan - 3/28/2015
Our Avian Friends - White Tank Mtn. - 3/28/2015
Movie Madness: Deep in the Jungle - San Tan - 3/28/2015
Library Series - Detectives of the Past: the Science of Archaeology - White Tank Mtn. - 3/28/2015
Just for Kids: Animal Tracking - San Tan - 3/28/2015
Sonoran Desert 101 - San Tan - 3/29/2015
New to Arizona? - Usery Park - 3/29/2015
Photographic Safari! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 3/29/2015
Rocks and Streams Walk - Spur Cross - 3/29/2015
Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park - 3/29/2015
Biomimicry -Estrella Park - 3/29/2015
Flower Power Hike! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 3/29/2015
Photography 101 -Estrella Park - 3/29/2015
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 3/30/2015
Exploring the Sonoran Desert - McDowell - 4/1/2015
April Fools and Cactus Blooms! - White Tank Mtn. - 4/1/2015
Meandering the Merkle - Usery Park - 4/1/2015
Wildflower Walk - Spur Cross - 4/1/2015
more...



 

General Park Hours
Sun-Thu: 6am-8pm
Fri-Sat: 6am-10pm
- 365 days a year 

Headquarters Admin Hours
Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm
except holidays 

Maricopa County Parks & Recreation Dept.
The Headquarter Administrative Offices are located at:
41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd.
Unit Operations Center

Morristown, AZ 85342
Ph: 602-506-2930 or (928) 501-9200
Fax: (602)372-8596
maricopacountyparks@mail.maricopa.gov

 
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