Volunteer

What does it mean to be a steward of The Parklands? It means working to sustain our natural resources and the environment for future generations. It means taking an active interest in the land you live on, preserving it for the natural community, as well as enhancing the quality of life for your human community. It means supporting our education goals for increased community-wide scientific literacy. It means helping to put on world-class programming and events open to the public. There are so many ways to get involved and make a positive impact. What will you do to become a steward of The Parklands of Floyds Fork and the Louisville community?

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with The Parklands of Floyds Fork! Volunteers are invaluable resources to The Parklands, and serve as instrumental partners in our mission to create a world-class park system that enhances the recreation, education, and environment for generations.

There are many ways you can volunteer your time:

*All positions in this program have been filled. Thank you for your enthusiasm! If you would like to be placed on the waitlist, please email agreenwell@21cparks.org

Interested? Take a minute to fill out our volunteer application online, or contact Ali Greenwell, Program Coordinator at agreenwell@21cparks.org or (502) 584-0350.

Upcoming Volunteer Events:

Donor Plaza Ornamental Grass Clearing

Date: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

# Volunteers Needed: 8-10

Meeting Location: Donor Plaza Parking Lot at the Humana Grand Allee in Beckley Creek Park (Detailed directions will be sent upon registration)

Project Details: Volunteers will work alongside Parklands staff to clean up ornamental grasses around the Donor Plaza. This includes raking grasses that have been cut back for the winter and helping staff haul them away. All tools and instruction will be proivided, including gloves. Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes you don't mind getting dirty, and bring a water bottle. In the event of severe weather, any changes or cancellations will be communicated via email the day before the event. 

Age Range: This project is suitable for volunteers age 16 and up. 

Email Ali at agreenwell@21cparks.org to RSVP!

 

Tree Relocation Project in Broad Run Park

Date: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

# Volunteers Needed: 6-8

Meeting Location: Broad Run Valley parking lot in Broad Run Park (Detailed directions will be sent upon registration)

Project Details: Volunteers will work alongside Parklands staff to help relocate small trees in Broad Run Park from along the Louisville Loop to a more wooded area. All tools and instruction will be proivided, including gloves. Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes you don't mind getting dirty, and bring a water bottle. In the event of severe weather, any changes or cancellations will be communicated via email the day before the event. 

Age Range: This project is suitable for volunteers age 16 and up. 

Email Ali at agreenwell@21cparks.org to RSVP!

 

 

Upcoming Volunteer Training Sessions:

Outdoor Classroom Volunteer Training

Interested in helping out with our Spring Break Camp and Summer Camp programs? Join us for a volunteer training session to learn the basics or get a refresher for the upcoming camp season. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to sign up. See details below:

Date: Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Time: 6:00-7:30 pm

Location: PNC Achievement Center for Education and Interpretation in Beckley Creek Park

RSVP: Registration is required. Email agreenwell@21cparks.org by Friday, March 3rd to sign up.

 

Visitor Center Docent Training

Do you have an interest in serving as a friendly face of The Parklands in our visitor center? Then join us for our visitor center docent training! General knowledge and familiarity with The Parklands and an interest in providing a world-class experience for park visitors is a must! We'll cover Parklands 101 basics, frequently asked visitor questions, and take a tour of the welcome center and front desk areas. See details below:

Date: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Time: 6:00-7:30 pm

Location: PNC Achievement Center for Education and Interpretation in Beckley Creek Park

RSVP: Registration is required. Email agreenwell@21cparks.org by Friday, March 10th to sign up.

 

 

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