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COVID-19 Limited Operations, Procedures and Closures

All services are by appointment only at this time.

Todos los servicios son con cita previa en este momento.

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Ottawa County Parks & Recreation

Volunteer Opportunities

Join the Ottawa County Parks Team Today! Become a Volunteer.

Is your group of friends looking for a way to have fun together and give back to the community? Are you part of a local bootcamp or crossfit group, and are looking for a challenge? For information on these opportunities and more, contact Carly Garvelink. Or, you can get started by filling out a Volunteer Application. We will contact you once we receive your application.

Volunteers provide a critical service to the County Parks. Our goal is to provide you with a rewarding and meaningful volunteer experience that contributes to the mission of Ottawa County Parks & Recreation. There are a variety of opportunities for individuals and groups to volunteer in our parks!



Does your organization, company, or school have a local park they love? Become part of our Adopt-a-Park program!

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Service-Based Learning

Are you a science teacher looking for a place-based learning experience? Ask us about our service-based learning projects!

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Park Stewards

Are you an enthusiastic volunteer looking for a variety of adventerous opportunities? Consider becoming a park steward!

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Current Volunteer Job Descriptions

Volunteer Workdays

The public can also help keep the parks beautiful and combat invasive species. We could use your help!

Never volunteered for a stewardship workday before? No problem! Here’s what you should know: 

  • Bring work gloves (preferably leather), insect repellent and appropriate outdoor gear.
  • All necessary tools, drinking water and snacks will be provided.
  • No preregistration is required.
  • All ages are welcome, however we do ask that those under 16 are supervised by an adult.
  • Work days are cancelled if raining.
  • To see all of our workday dates, check out the online calendar.