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.
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.
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 Orientations: (Max 10 people per orientation session)
Thursday 10/29 Cassiano Park 12-1pm
Saturday 11/7 Southside Lions Park 10-11am
Saturday 12/5 Woodlawn Lake Park – 10-11am
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!
How to Sign up for Volunteer Opportunities
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call
Are you looking for a volunteer event for your group?
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
Main volunteer tasks will center on assisting staff with outreach events. In order to learn more, call 210-207-2899 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Program Contact Information
For more information on the Trail Watch Program: