We’re so happy you’re here! There’s lots of different ways to show your support here at the Elkhart County Parks. Whether it’s by lending a hand at an event for an hour or two, teaming up with volunteers for a work day at the park, or helping with an ongoing project, we’ve got a volunteer opportunity for you!

Who can be a volunteer?

Anyone who wants to show support, learn more, or simply has an interest in: parks and recreation, nature, local history & heritage.

What qualities should a volunteer have?

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

How do I sign up?

  1. Fill out the volunteer application and send it by email, or by mail to the Elkhart County Parks administration office located at: 211 W. Lincoln Ave. Goshen, IN 46526-3280
  2. Attend the volunteer orientation and workshop training session (when required)
  3. Complete training in the area of your choice (when required)
  4. Follow the volunteer program policies and procedures

How can I help at the parks?

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 + Historical Programming
  • Graphic Arts
  • Visitor Assistance
  • First Aid Attendant
  • Traffic Control
  • Fire Warden
  • Special Events

How can I help the museum?

Below are a few of the volunteer opportunities available at the Elkhart County Historical Museum:

  • 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
  • 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)

Do you hold volunteer work days?

Yes! The Elkhart County Parks holds volunteer work days throughout the year. Check out the events calendar to see when the next work day is coming up.