Volunteer Opportunities

volunteer opportunitiesSince the Elkhart County Parks was founded, volunteers have been instrumental in the growth and development of our park system. As we move into the next millennium, the need for volunteers to help keep operations running smoothly is sure to increase.

The Elkhart County Parks offers volunteers a wealth of opportunities to become involved in one of the county's greatest resources.  

If you would like more information on how you can be part of our team, please reach us at: Elkhart County Parks and Recreation, 211 West Lincoln Avenue, Goshen, IN 46526-3280. (574) 535-6458 or by e-mail.  

Who can be a volunteer:

Anyone with an interest in parks and recreation, nature, history or who wants to learn.

What qualities a volunteer should have: volunteer opportunities

  • Enthusiasm for lifelong learning opportunities
  • Eagerness to share knowledge with others
  • Willingness to work as a team player
  • Dependability
  • Punctuality
  • Flexibility

How to become a volunteer:

  • Fill out the volunteer application (doc) and send it to the Elkhart County Parks by mail or e-mail
  • Attend volunteer orientation and workshop training sessions (when required)
  • Complete training in area of your choice (when required)
  • Follow the volunteer program policies and procedures


Below are a few of the volunteer opportunities available within the Elkhart County Parks:

  • Office Assistance
  • Drafting
  • Landscaping/gardening
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Resource management
  • Trail maintenance
  • Woodworking
  • Environmental and Historical Programming
  • Graphic Arts
  • Visitor Assistance
  • First Aid Attendant
  • Traffic Control
  • Fire Warden
  • Special Events


There are many ways to get involved with the museum and your community's history. Below are a few of the volunteer opportunities available at the Elkhart County Historical Museum.

  • Tour Guide (weekday, weekend, or special events)
  • Volunteer educators
  • Receptionist
  • Library research assistant
  • Special Events
  • Collection and processing
  • Clerical
  • Collection care and cleaning
  • Behind the scenes (exhibits, archives, office)

More details about volunteering at the museum here.


Work Days and Projects:

The Elkhart County Parks offers volunteer work days throughout the year. For a schedule of upcoming opportunities, please visit our Special Events section.


Special Events Parks Museum Education

Careers Volunteer Links Contact Us Home

Elkhart County Parks and Recreation
211 W. Lincoln Ave.
Goshen, IN 46526-3280

Phone 574-535-6458   TDD 574-535-6420
Email info@elkhartcountyparks.org