Volunteer Opportunities

ACORNS Kayak group 2016Why 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

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    Nature Center Greeter             Interpretive Educator          Wildlife Monitoring Assistant

Full List of Volunteer Opportunities

Get Involved with a Partner Organization
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       ACORNS                                     RSVP                                         SCA

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.

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     Turtle Care                           Lead & Assist Programs                    Attend Trainings

Please Return the form to Claudia Nusstein, Conservation Education Program Coordinator at
or call  (585) 344-1122 for more information!

 More Volunteer Information

Volunteer Benefits
a-simple-green-tree Program discounts:                                                    
If you are volunteering for an event, you attend
                for free. Signups are limited based on the program needs.
a-simple-green-tree Experiences:                                                                
Gain personal experience and nature-based
             knowledge working within a park and the community
a-simple-green-tree Friendships / social interaction / outings:                
Meet people with similar interests and
             participate in park events and volunteer outings

Parks Volunteer Application

Volunteer Opportunity Descriptions

Volunteer Manuals
Background Check Information
Volunteer Waiver/Release Forms
For upcoming volunteer opportunities contact the volunteer coordinator at:
or call (585) 344-1122 

ACORNS_Logo - Copy  Association for Conservation of Recreational and Natural Spaces (ACORNS)

Become an ACORNS Member
Enjoy Nature

Goals of

  • 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

ACORNS Membership Application

 SeniorCorps_RSVP_Logo Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

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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.

To apply or for more information please contact Courtney Iburi at:

call RSVP at (585) 343-1611 

  Student Conservation Association SCA logo - Copy Student Conservation Association (SCA)SCA Section Photo

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

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