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:

Corporate & Community Groups

Your group can work with us to host a private volunteering event. Volunteering is a great team-building activity and some companies offer employees Volunteer Time Off (VTO). 

Single-Day Volunteer Opportunities

Keep an eye on this page for special volunteer events such as our annual Creek Sweep, MLK Day of Service and Arbor Day activities. 

Ongoing Volunteering

Interested in Becoming a Volunteer?

Take a minute to fill out our volunteer application, or contact Rebecca Grau, Membership and Volunteer Coordinator at rgrau@21cparks.org or (502) 584-0350.

 

May Volunteer Training Opportunities: 

 

WELCOME CENTER DOCENT TRAINING

Date: 05/23/2018 (Wed.)

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT

Location: PNC Achievement Center for Education and Interpretation, located at 1411 Beckley Creek Parkway, serves as both the Welcome Center and the home of The Parklands Outdoor Classroom.

Sign-up for training:  > HERE

 

OUTDOOR CLASSROOM VOLUNTEER TRAINING

Date: 05/30/2018 (Wed.) 

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT 

Location: PNC Achievement Center for Education and Interpretation, located at 1411 Beckley Creek Parkway, serves as both the Welcome Center and the home of The Parklands Outdoor Classroom

Sign-up for training:  > HERE

 

May Garden & Natural Areas Volunteer Opportunities: 

Wednesday Morning Gardening: Garden Gateway

Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Time: 9 am – 12 pm

Meeting Location:Garden Gateway, Miles Trailhead, Beckley Creek Park

Project Description:Work alongside our Horticulture team to mulch, help weed and clean up Garden Gateway, Miles Trailhead, Beckley Creek Park (10 Volunteers) 

Sign-up Here

 

Wednesday Morning Gardening: Silo Center Weeding and Mulching 

Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Time: 9 am – 12 pm

Meeting Location:Silo Center 

Project Description:Work alongside our Horticulture team to weed and mulch Silo Center beds. (10 Volunteers)

Sign-up Here

 

Woodland Garden Weeding

Date: Friday, May 11, 2018

Time:9 am – 12 pm

Meeting Location:Woodland Pavilion, Broad Run Park

Project Description:Work alongside our Horticulture team to weed in the Woodland Garden with a little bit of mulching. (10 Volunteers)

Sign-up Here

 

Wednesday Morning Gardening: Creekside Weeding and Transplanting Project

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Time: 9 am – 12 pm

Meeting Location:PNC Welcome Center

Project Description:Work alongside our Horticulture team to divide and transplant perennials, apply compost, and weed. (Up to 10 volunteers)

Sign-up Here

 

Farmer's Table Beds Prep and Plant

Date: Friday, May 18, 2018

Time: 9 am – 12 pm

Meeting Location:Silo Center

Project Description:Work alongside our Horticulture team to help prep the Farmer's Table Beds for new plants, build trellises, and plant. (Up to 6 volunteers)

Sign-up Here

 

Wednesday Morning Gardening: Cliffside Center

Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Time: 9 am – 12 pm

Meeting Location: Cliffside

Project Description: Work alongside our Horticulture team to mulch, help weed and clean up Cliffside Center in Broad Run Park (10 Volunteers) 

Sign-up Here

 

Weeding and Planting along the Loop in Trestle Point

Date: Friday, May 25, 2018

Time: 9 am – 12 pm

Meeting Location:Distillery Bend Parking Lot

Project Description:Work alongside our Horticulture and Natural Areas teams to helpweed and plant along the Loop in Trestle Point. (Up to 8 Volunteers)

Sign-up Here

 

June Education Volunteer Opportunities:

Outdoor Classroom Volunteer Opportunities 

Get Outside! Summer Camps at The Parklands of Floyds Fork

Date:  Camps during the month of June

Times:  9:00 AM and 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM

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

Get Outside! Summer Camps At The Parklands of Floyds Fork provide campers in grades K-6 the opportunity to spend their days participating in discovery-based field experiences and science investigations that keep them engaged and entertained while school is out for the summer.  These full-day programs include hands-on classroom activities, field hikes, “Sprayground Wednesdays,” and so much more! Outdoor classroom volunteers assist us in the classroom and out in the park with our camp programs. 

Sign-up Here

Learn more about our camps at www.theparklands.org/Camps 

 

Welcome Center Docent Volunteer Opportunities:

Serve as the friendly face of The Parklands by greeting visitors and answering questions at the front desk of the PNC Achievement Center in Beckley Creek Park. Special training and a strong working knowledge of Parklands trails, features, and amenities is required for this volunteer position. If you are interested in receiving training for this volunteer positon, please email me at rgrau@21cparks.org

May 2018 Welcome Center Docent Volunteer Opportunities have been filled.

Thank you! 


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