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Volunteers Needed

And Bring A Smile To Someone's Face!

We offer volunteer opportunities in a variety of areas. No matter your talent or interest, there's a volunteer job fit for you!

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Amazing Race               Botanical Conservatory          Salomon Farm               Lindenwood Nature Preserve
Adopt a Playground      Rivergreenway Rangers         Lawton Greenhouse      Community Center

If you are interested in volunteering for one of these facilities, please call 427-6000 or e-mail: Webmaster.

Check out the Volunteer Handbook for additional information about volunteering.

Community Center
Volunteer and Instructor Opportunities

Parks and Recreation is not just for kids! We offer numerous opportunities for retirees and senior citizens to join our family of over 200 volunteers and become involved in Community Center programs and operations. As a Community Center volunteer you will find satisfaction in being of service to the community, develop your interests, and make new acquaintances. You may choose to volunteer on a regular weekly schedule or on an occasional basis.

Download the Community Center Volunteer Application

Please call 427-6462 for more information.



Botanical Conservatory

Conservatory New Volunteer Orientation
Wednesday, March 11, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

The Botanical Conservatory is inviting new volunteers to join their support team in a variety of positions. Come discover where you might fit in! Volunteer opportunities include butterfly attendants, admission or gift shop cashiers, garden or greenhouse helpers, special event helpers, and plant sale support. Staff and volunteers will offer an overview of the volunteer program and its benefits, answer questions, and give facility tours as you enjoy light refreshments. Personal follow-up and training for positions is provided. For more information, call Rebecca at (260) 427-6442.

Live Butterfly Exhibit Volunteers

As the Botanical Conservatory prepares for its 13th year of live butterflies, the staff is looking for volunteers willing to monitor the entrance and exit vestibules of the new exhibit. Butterfly Attendants assist visitors with exhibit protocols and in preventing butterfly escapes, while helping to make the guest experience positive. Volunteers may choose among 2- or 3-hour shifts Tuesdays through Sundays. Training required; multiple dates available in March. Register for training with volunteer supervisor Rebecca Canales by calling 427-6442 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Outdoor-sy Volunteers

Saturday, April 4, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

The Parks and Recreation Department is always in need of volunteers to supervise  campfires, lead nature hikes, lead interpretive tours and assist with specific  programs/classes/events. You don’t have to be an expert! Training will be provided when necessary. Interested persons should attend the informational meeting on April 4. Please call Amy Hicks at 427-6005 by April 2 if you have an interest in volunteering.

Salomon Farm Volunteers
• Garden Volunteer Orientation Saturday, March 14, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
• Animal Care Volunteer Orientation Saturday, April 11, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Salomon Farm Park Learning Center
817 W. Dupont Rd.

Salomon Farm Park has two gardens and an orchard that are planned, grown and harvested completely by a group of dedicated volunteers! The gardeners meet every Monday and Thursday morning from April-October. You do not have to commit to the whole season or all of the days to volunteer. The farm is also home to a variety of livestock animals who are cared for by volunteers. This opportunity is dependent on the availability of openings and approval of the volunteer application. Please call Karla Yauchler at 427-6008 by March 9 if you plan to attend the garden orientation and by April 9 for the animal care orientation.

Volunteer at the Zoo!

Be a part of the excitement and volunteer at your nationally-recognized zoo! Training classes for new adult volunteers begin April 9. Visit www. or contact us at (260) 427-6828 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for details.

Foellinger Theatre Volunteer Training

Foellinger Theatre is seeking volunteer greeters, ushers, counters and ticket takers for the 2015 concert season. All theatre volunteers, new and returning, are required to attend a mandatory pre-season training session to cover such topics as customer service, guest safety, and new technology issues. Please call 427- 6018 for more information or  to  sign  up  for one of the following training sessions. Registration is required by April 15. All training will be held at Pond Pavilion in Franke Park. (Food and beverage will be provided.)
• Tuesday, April 28, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
• Saturday, April 25, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
• Thursday, April 23 and April 30, 6:00-8:45 p.m. (must attend both sessions)


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