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 the Ambassador 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:



We’re putting the winter blues behind us by prepping our garden beds for the spring! We’ll be working in a different garden bed each week from the end of February through March. This is a great opportunity to learn more about what makes each garden unique, meet our horticulture staff, and get to know fellow volunteers. Bundle up (wear layers!), bring a water bottle, and wear sturdy, comfortable shoes. All other tools and instruction are provided, including gloves. In the event of severe weather, any changes will be communicated via email, so keep an eye on your inbox!

Dig In! Spring Garden Prep: Cliffside Center in Broad Run Park
Date: Wednesday, March 21st
Time: 9 am – 12 pm
Meeting Location: Cliffside Center Parking Lot. Meet in front of the Playground. 
RSVP: Email agreenwell@21cparks.org to sign up
Dig In! Spring Garden Prep: Woodland Garden in Broad Run Park
Date: Wednesday, March 28th
Time: 9 am – 12 pm
Meeting Location: Cliffside Center Parking Lot. Meet in front of the Woodland Pavilion. 
RSVP: Email agreenwell@21cparks.org to sign up

Upcoming Volunteer Training Sessions:


Welcome 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 spring Welcome 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 volunteering basics, frequently asked visitor questions, and take a toup of the welcome center and front desk areas. Volunteers must be 18 and older to serve in this role.
Date: Wednesday, March 21st
Time: 6-7:30 PM
Meeting Location: PNC Achievement Center for Education and Interpretation in Beckley Creek Park 
RSVP: Registration is reqiured. Please click here to sign up. 


Outdoor Classroom Volunteer Training
Interested in hiking, wading, and paddling along as a volunteer with our Spring Break and Summer Camp programs? Join in for a volunteer training session to learn the basics of what it's like to volunteer during one of our camps, learn more about our Outdoor Classroom education program philosophy, and get a tour of the PNC Achievement Center so you're ready to go for the upcoming camp season. Volunteers must be 16 and older to serve in this volunteer role and must undergo a criminal background check.
Date: Wednesday, March 28th
Time: 6-8:00 PM
Meeting Location: PNC Achievement Center for Education and Interpretation in Beckley Creek Park 
RSVP: Registration is reqiured. Please click here to sign up.



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