Welcome! For volunteer forms, lots of volunteer opportunities and volunteer applications see the sidebar! For information or more details, please contact the volunteer coordinator at . To see all that volunteers do, click on the latest Volunteers Did It! (If you would like to contribute to the newsletter, or help publish a new one- please call!).



Volunteer Alert: HIGH NEEDS POSITIONS


Crazy Cardboard Regatta: Ahoy Matey, all hands on deck! Help MetroParks with the wildly popular and crazy community event where people race boats that they have built from cardboard! Individuals and organizations alike set sail every year and come back for more. This event takes place on July 19th, running from 10 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., with racing starting at 12 noon. Volunteers are needed beginning at 8 am, various shifts, in many different positions: boat callers and inspectors, registration, children’s activities, concessions, demonstrations, entertainment, t-shirt sales, vendor needs, set up / take down, and more! We need your help to fill a wide variety of time slots whenever you are available.
If you can help or would like more information, contact Cris Trammell (ctrammell@yourmetroparks.net).
Volunteers 14 to 17 years must have signed parental consent.


Welcome Center Hosts: Voice of America MetroPark. Join staff at the new welcome center – welcome park customers with a smile, information about programs and the parks. Call 513-867-5835 or email the volunteer coordinator at ctrammell@yourmetroparks.net for more information or to reserve your spot on the team.



“CONNECT” in MetroParks- Spring into Volunteer Opportunities


Stepping Forward Service Days - Lend a hand and make a difference in the parks. Improve a trail, pull honeysuckle, paint a shelter, build a bridge, plant trees. Regularly scheduled service days are held in a different park each month.



Program Volunteer - Do you have a favorite program in a favorite park- sign up to help with familiar regular programs such as Discovery Kids, or help out with a wide array of new exciting programs in conservation, recreation or education. Extra hands are always welcome.


School Group Leaders - School groups are stepping back in time with a visit to the Pioneer Village at Governor Bebb MetroPark. Share your own love of pioneer heritage and unique Ohio history by helping program educators lead school groups through the cabins. Training available & flexible schedule. Call 513-867-5835 or email the volunteer coordinator for more information.



FRIENDS OF METROPARKS OF BUTLER COUNTY
Join with others to make MetroParks a better place to promote Conservation, Recreation and Education and improve the quality of life in your community and favorite park. Email fompbc@gmail.com for more information about becoming a member of this new non-profit.



MetroParks appreciates and applauds the interests and efforts of volunteers of all ages; individuals, clubs, organizations, businesses, students and retirees; and their varied interests; from conservation, fishing, history, music, birds and wildlife to horseback riding, gardening, biking, sports, photography and natural landscapes. Volunteer once, monthly or weekly at your favorite park, trail, event or program. Internships available. For additional details and an ever changing list of volunteer opportunities, see Volunteer Opportunities in the sidebar. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out your Volunteer Application on-line.


Volunteers Did It! Volunteer Application(s) & Forms Volunteer Opportunities Current Volunteers
Time again for seasonal "Tick Talk" ....see NEWS to protect yourself from Ticks while enjoying the parks. 4/22/14
Practice Fields can be booked at VOA - SEE NEWS
Crazy Cardboard Regatta Adds HEROES RACE...see NEWS
The Board of Park Commissioners will meet Monday, July 21st to conduct regular business....SEE NEWS
Social Outings Professinal Outings
Administrative Office 2051 Timberman Road     |     Hamilton, Ohio 45013     |     (513) 867-5835