Want to Help


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
  • Painting
  • Tree Planting
  • Weeding
  • Adopt-A-Park
  • 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. 

Love the greenway trails? Are you friendly and committed to making the trails safe? 
Check out our Trail Watch Program

Click the tabs to learn more about how to volunteer. 

Support your San Antonio Parks and Recreation by participating in one of our volunteer programs.

Volunteers working in a garden




Are you passionate about city park trails? Consider becoming a Trail Watch Volunteer for the San Antonio Parks and Recreation! Trail Watch Volunteers turn their passion for trails into a service for the community.

Volunteers will learn from our Park Police how to react to criminal situations, procedures to follow, and emergency/non-emergency differentiation in addition to common trail concerns and trail safety/etiquette. 


*    Volunteers must be 18 and older
*    Volunteers should be friendly and outgoing
*    Volunteers will be asked to dedicate at least four hours per month.
*    Volunteers must complete the Trail Watch orientation for an overview of volunteer roles and trail safety.

Upcoming Virtual Orientations (Check back for more orientations)

Independent Litter Pick Up supply pick up locations: 


 Date   Day  Park  Times 
 4/17/21    Saturday   Pittman Sullivan Park
1101 Iowa St, 78203
(Near the Playground)
 4/17/21  Saturday San Pedro Springs Park
2200 N Flores, 78212
(Near the tennis center)

 4/18/21  Sunday  Nani Falcone Park
8716 Mystic Park, 78254
 4/18/21  Sunday  LBJ Park
10700 Nacogdoches, 78217
(Near the community center)
 4/20/21  Tuesday Cuellar Park
5626 San Fernando St, 78237
(near the back of the park - Corner of SW 36th St and Lance St.)
 4/22/21  Thursday Hardberger Park
13203 Blanco Rd, 78216
(near the dog park)
 4/23/21  Friday Roosevelt Park
331 Roosevelt Ave, 78210
(near the clubhouse)
 4/24/21  Saturday Southside Lions Park
4000 Pecan Valley Drive, 78210
(Near the community center/pool)
 4/24/21  Saturday Pearsall Park
4838 Old Pearsall Rd, 78242
(Near the large pavilion)

RSVP Required! Email Meredith.Tilley@sanantonio.gov today to sign up! 




Schedule Your Own Volunteer Event!
The following events are considered open call-outs for groups. We can schedule an event to fit your calendar! 




Contact Us

For more information, call:

210-207-8603 or email


How to Sign up for Volunteer Opportunities

Check this website often for a list of upcoming volunteer opportunities with Parks and Recreation. Another great way to stay up to date is to be on our volunteer email list. To join, just send an email to parkvolunteer@sanantonio.gov or call (210) 207-8603.

Are you looking for a volunteer event for your group?

Each year hundreds of volunteers from local businesses and organizations pitch in. We can set up a volunteer project just for your group. To learn more, call (210) 207-8603 or email parkvolunteer@sanantonio.gov


SA Volunteers Sign-Up

You can also sign up through SA Volunteers. In the coming months we will be posting more and more park volunteer opportunities. So sign up online today in order to stay up to date with park volunteer happenings.


Contact Us

Meredith Tilley


 Dog park Ambassadors

Must love dogs!

San Antonio Parks and Recreation is looking for outgoing dog-lovers to become dog park ambassadors. Volunteers will help staff educate park visitors about dog park etiquette and safety in order to create a safe and fun experience for all. 


Dog Park Ambassador Virtual Orientation -
Thursday, April 22, 2021, 12pm-1pm NEW!

Main volunteer tasks will center on assisting staff with outreach events. In order to learn more, call 210-207-2899 or email parkvolunteer@sanantonio.gov

San Antonio Parks & Recreation - Dog Park Ambassadors

Trail Watch Volunteers

The Trail Watch Program is seeking dedicated trail lovers.

Are you passionate about City trails? Do you enjoy spending time on them? If you answered yes to both questions, we hope you will consider becoming a Trail Watch Volunteer for the City of San Antonio.


  • Volunteers must be 18 and older
  • Volunteers should be friendly and outgoing
  • Volunteers will be asked to donate at least four hours per month.
  • Volunteers must complete the Trail Watch orientation for an overview of volunteer roles and trail safety from Park Police.


Trail Watch Virtual Orientation - Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 12pm-1pm NEW!

Program Contact Information

For more information on the Trail Watch Program: 210.207.8603,  parkvolunteer@sanantonio.gov


Wednesday, June 16, 2021