Volunteers Make a Difference. Get Involved!

Volunteers are important to our parks! Whether for one day a week, or several times a year, individuals and groups devote energy to strengthening and revitalizing the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks. Olmsted Parks Conservancy counts on more than 1,000 dedicated Park Champion volunteers to protect the Olmsted-designed parks.

Individuals, families and groups can join us as we root out invasive plants, rebuild trails, restore native plants and renew structures in our Frederick Law Olmsted Parks! We provide the gloves, tools, refreshments and guidance; you just need to dress for the weather and working outdoors.

Please complete this Volunteer Form prior to joining us for the first time.

To schedule a week day project in the parks, or to discuss other volunteer opportunities, please contact us.

Other opportunities to get involved:

Park Steward –Adults receive in depth training to additionally help in the Parks.
Junior Park Steward–High school students who are dedicated to helping restore Olmsted Parks.
Adopt a Park–individuals or groups can help specific areas in the Parks.

“I love volunteering for Olmsted Parks because I always learn something new and I like how we work together as a team to beautify our parks.”– Sabra Crockett, Park Champion individual

Thanks to Metro United Way

Metro United Way Volunteer Connections helps Olmsted Parks Conservancy connect with service-minded individuals and groups. We couldn’t do it without the help of their considerate and dedicated staff or the volunteers they send our way. Thanks Metro United Way!

Fred Facts
Frederick Law Olmsted’s landscape design for the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 was a model for Disney’s Experimental Prototype of the Community of Tomorrow (EPCOT).

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