Why Become a Volunteer?
From planting trees to leading hikes, volunteers are essential to our parks! Meet new people interested in nature, while learning about the world around you and gaining new experiences. Genesee County Parks thrive when individuals come together to make the world a better place! The help of volunteers makes it possible for the Genesee County Parks to provide excellent recreational and educational activities for citizens of Genesee County and beyond.
Volunteers Make a Difference!
Find a Volunteer Opportunity
Nature Center Greeter Interpretive Educator Wildlife Monitoring Assistant
Full List of Volunteer Opportunities
Get Involved with a Partner Organization
Become a Park Volunteer
Genesee County Parks accomplish great things through the help of trusted volunteers.
Explore new things with like-minded people while serving your community.
The volunteer possibilities are endless.
To become a Park Volunteer complete
the Parks Volunteer Application and let us know your interests
Turtle Care Lead & Assist Programs Attend Trainings
Please Return the form to the Volunteer Coordinator
or call (585) 344-1122 for more information!
More Volunteer InformationVolunteer Benefits
If you are volunteering for an event, you attend
for free. Signups are limited based on the program needs.
Gain personal experience and nature-based
knowledge working within a park and the community
Friendships / social interaction / outings:
Meet people with similar interests and
participate in park events and volunteer outings
Volunteer Opportunity Descriptions
- Policies and Procedures Manual
- Orientation Manual
- Wildlife Monitor
- Interpretive Nature Center Greeter
- Interpretive Educator
- Special Event Assistant
- Outreach Specialist
- Turtle Care
- Background Check Notification/Authorization Form
- Background Check Policy
- Office of Sheriff - Authorization of Release of Info
- NCSI Background Check Link
or call (585) 344-1122
- Raise funds to support programs and activities through sponsorships, fundraisers, grants, and donations
- Assist environmental educators with programs and provide recreational opportunities to the general public, students, and community groups
- Seek training opportunities for members and staff
- Assist park staff in maintaining facilities, grounds, trails, and natural habitats
- Communicate and cooperate with members, other agencies and groups, and the public who have an interest in the Genesee County Parks
- Assist with promoting the Genesee County Parks and Interpretive Nature Center
- Increase membership
Genesee County RSVP Volunteers monitor wildlife, keep invasive species at bay, assist with trail maintenance, construction, and all other aspects of volunteering at the Genesee County Parks. They welcome visitors and provide fun environmental education to youth, adults and families. RSVP Volunteers are 55 and older, serving at one or more of the 25+ partner stations in Genesee County and helping to create the kind of community we all want to live in.
call RSVP at (585) 343-1611
Interested in building your résumé and saving money toward your past, present, or future education while giving back to your community? SCA provides support and assistance to the park through the Environmental Education Assistant Internship position with Genesee County Park & Forest. SCA interns are ages 18 or over with a high school diploma or GED. The SCA's mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people
in hands-on service to the land.
What the SCA does:
- Protect, enhance, and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks, and urban green spaces across the United States
- Serve year-round in programs lasting anywhere from two weeks to twelve months
- Live and work in amazing places
- Make new friends and join a community of conservation-minded individuals
- Explore career options and make career connections
- Receive professional training and certifications
- Serve the planet and make an impact
- Receive a stipend, service hours, or academic credit
To learn more visit www.thesca.org