Milwaukee County Parks

Volunteer Opportunities

Be a Parks Hero!

Learn new skills. Care for the environment. Meet new friends. Whatever your passion, there’s a place for you on our volunteer team. When you volunteer at Milwaukee County Parks, you provide an important public service and help the parks have a positive impact on every visitor. 

No Experience Required

Volunteer opportunities are as varied as the parks themselves. Opportunities change with the seasons too. All you need to become a volunteer is enthusiasm for the environment, community, history and a willingness to learn and a desire to share with others. Your time commitment depends on you and your assignment. Many volunteer opportunities are flexible enough to fit your schedule. For most roles, you’ll go through an orientation and training prior to starting.

How to Get Involved

Here's how you can get started as a Milwaukee County Parks volunteer:

  1. Browse upcoming opportunities below

  2. Sign up for our monthly newsletter to receive updates on available volunteering opportunities

  3. Contact Volunteer Services about the areas that interest you

  • General
  • Horticultural
  • Natural Areas

Maintain Your Parks

Adopt a park! Duties include planting, plant care, weeding, edging and anything else needed to keep parks in great shape.

Care for a Trail

Adopt a section of Oak Leaf Trail, care for a Forked Aster Nature Trail or join the Trails Council.


Eagle Scout Projects

For boy scouts working toward their Eagle rank, the Parks are a great place to plan a project. Possible projects include building bluebird or bat boxes, constructing trails or revitalizing amenities such as horseshoe pits or canoe launches.

Creative Professionals

Lend your creative talents to Milwaukee County Parks through your photography, drone footage, GoPro footage, art and more. 

Volunteer at Wehr Nature Center

Wehr has volunteer opportunities for all and is always taking new applications. As a volunteer, you might spend a few hours a year assisting with a special event, a few hours a week volunteering as part of a group or a few hours every day feeding the animals. 

How Do I Become a Volunteer?


Volunteer at Boerner Botanical Gardens

Volunteers at Boerner Botanical Gardens are needed for a variety of activities including organizing family events, running classes, staffing the gift shop, leading garden tours and providing weeding and garden support for horticultural staff.

How Do I Become a Volunteer?

Volunteer at The Domes

Volunteer opportunities at the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory include staffing the gift shop, organizing fundraising events and assisting and running educational programs.

How Do I Become a Volunteer?

Monitor Wildlife

Natural areas volunteers get hands on with visual searches and wildlife tagging to help gather essential data on the unique and sensitive wildlife populations in our wetlands. You’ll be assigned specific locations to visit throughout the spring and be trained on how to use wetland monitoring kits and other survey techniques.



9480 Watertown Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(414) 257-PARK (7275)

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