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 ourAdopt-A-Park Program.
Love the greenway trails? Are you friendly and committed to making the trails safe?
Check out our Trail Watch Program.
Click the tabs below to learn more about how to volunteer.
Support your San Antonio Parks and Recreation by participating in one of our volunteer programs.
Calling All Volunteers!
Are you ready for a Summer of Stewardship? As part of our sweatin’ series of summer service, in the coming weeks you will have an opportunity to volunteer in several city parks. You may attend one of the below events, or all of them! We would be happy to see you out there. Many of you have helped in maintaining our parks and keeping them not only beautiful, but safe as well. Thank you!
**All volunteer events listed below are eligible for FitPass points. In order to receive points at an event, volunteers will need to serve at least two hours. If you are interested, please RSVP so we know you are coming.**
Here is the Sweating for a Good Cause list of open park volunteer events coming up:
Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 RSVP Closed
Southside Lions Park, 3100 Hiawatha St, San Antonio, TX 78210
Volunteers will help mulch around trees, pick up litter, and paint park amenities at beautiful Southside Lions Park.
Wednesday, August 2nd 2017
Pytel Park, 6220 S New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78223
9:00am – 11:00am
Playground Mulching – Volunteers will help spread a new layer of fibar mulch around the playground equipment.
Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
Japanese Tea Garden, 3853 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212
9:00am – 11:00am
Volunteering is a Cup of Tea! Volunteers will pick up litter and paint over graffiti.
Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
Wipeout Wednesday – Graffiti Abatement
Site To Be Determined! Stay tuned.
As always, please RSVP before coming out to any of our volunteer events. All events are ages 5+. Parent/guardian supervision is required for all volunteers under the age of 18. Spaces are limited, so sign up today by calling 210-207-2899 or emailing Henry.Arredondo@sanantonio.gov
Schedule Your Own Volunteer Event!
The following events are considered open call-outs for groups. We can schedule an event to fit your calendar!
Backenridge Park Community Cat Program
Are you looking for a purrfect volunteer opportunity? The Brackenridge Park Conservancy is looking for volunteers to help with the feral cat program. Volunteers are needed to help feed the cats on a weekly basis on Tuesday and Fridays. Orientation, training, and all supplies are provided by the Brackenridge Park Conservancy. Interested? Call 210-826-1412 or email Kristy@brackenridgepark.org
Groups needed for Playground Mulchings!
Do you have a group looking for some fun Summer service hours? We have several opportunities for groups to help spread mulch at playgrounds around the city during weekday hours. Interested? Call 210-207-2899 or email Henry.Arredondo@sanantonio.gov for more info today!