Park Volunteers Rock! From wiping out graffiti to planting trees (and lots in between) you have made your mark in making our parks shine. Some of the many volunteer opportunities include:
- Cleaning Graffiti
- Make A Difference Day
- National Public Lands Day
- Picking up Litter
- Tree Planting
- Family Volunteer Days
- Little Library in the Park
The Parks and Recreation Department welcomes civic organizations, schools, clubs, Boy and Girl Scout troops and interested citizens who wish to help clean, maintain and beautify our City parks. We assist corporations and businesses looking for employee service projects. We also work with large conventions visiting San Antonio looking for volunteer opportunities.
Looking to make a long-term commitment as a volunteer steward at a particular park?
Check out our Adopt-A-Park Program.
Love the greenway trails? Are you friendly and committed to making the trails safe?
Check out our Trail Watch Program.
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Calling all Park Volunteers!
We have a ton of great events planned in 2017 and we are looking for awesome Park volunteers to join us! Read on for more info:
NEW Partner Shout Out - Plant Trees with San Antonio River Authority!
The wonderful staff at San Antonio River Authority are looking for volunteers to help plant trees along Mission Reach 12/10/16, 1/14/17 and 2/11/17, 8-Noon each day. RSVP by emailing email@example.com
1/28/17 City of San Antonio Volunteer Showcase - Public Safety HQ
Want to learn about volunteering with other city departments? Now's your chance! Volunteer Coordinators from Graffiti Wipeout, SAPD, Human Services, Animal Care Services, and more will be on hand to share the latest volunteer opportunities.
Saturday, 1/28/17 Jammin Jams! Special Event Volunteers Needed
This is an early one! We need volunteers from 6am-10am to assist with this annual fruit and nut tree giveaway. Ages 12+. Bonus: Each volunteer will go home with a tree! Can't volunteer but want a tree? Event starts at 8am. Come early, this is a really popular event!
Saturday, 2/18/17 MLK Park Litter Clean Up
Come join us at MLK Park for a fun creekway and park clean up. Ages 5+.
Friday, 2/24/17 McAllister Dog Park Mulching
Mulch for the mutts! It's time to spread a new layer of mulch at the McAllister Dog Park. Ages 5+.
Saturday 3/4/17 Mockingbird Fest at Hemisfair Park (Hosted by the Hemisfair Conservancy)
12-6 pm at Hemisfair Park Ages 14+
Here are some blurbs about last year’s event:
This year’s event will be even bigger in terms of the caliber of entertainment acts and in square footage…the revitalized Goliad Street will be open from South Alamo to the Tower, running through and connecting the park once more.
Typical Shifts (Number of volunteers needed):
9:00-noon Greeters/Set up/Vendor assistants (load in) (10)
11:30 am-2:30 pm Greeters (6)
11:30-2:30 pm Surveys (3)
11:30-2:30 pm Art & Entertainment Assistants (10)
11:30-2:30 pm Vendor Assistants (5)
11:30-2:30 pm games assistants (4)
2:00-5:00 pm Greeters (6)
2:00-5:00 pm Surveys (3)
2:00-5:00 pm Art & Entertainment Assistants (10)
2:00-5:00 pm Vendor Assistants (5)
2:00-5:00 pm games assistants (4)
4:30-7:00 pm Greeters/Thank Yous/load out (6)
4:30-7:00 pm Art & Entertainment Assistants/clean up (10)
4:30-7:00 pm vendor assistants (load out) (5)
4:30-7:00 pm surveys/load out (3)
4:30-7:00 games assistants/load out (4)
Free parking (up to 6 hours) and snacks/refreshments during the shift.
Mockingbird Fest Sign Up: firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedule Your Own Volunteer Event!
The following events are considered open call-outs for groups. We can schedule an event to fit your calendar!
Medina River Natural Area - Fence Installation Project
Volunteers are needed to help install a new fence a Medina River Natural Area. This is a great project for groups ages 18+ and will require 3+ hours. We prefer scheduling this on a weekday, but are open to Saturdays. This is one of our more strenuous opportunities, but I know there are some great groups out there that can tackle it! For more information or to schedule your group email Meredith.Tilley@sanantonio.gov or call 210-207-8603.
Stone Oak Park Litter Pick Up
We are looking for volunteer groups to help pick up litter at Stone Oak Park during the coming months. Schedule your own event! Dates are available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays between 8am-3pm. For more information or to schedule a date and block of time, email JewellLee.Cozort@sanantonio.gov or call 210-207-3284.
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