We’re so happy you’re here! There are lots of ways to show your support here at the Elkhart County Parks. Whether it’s lending a hand at an event for an hour or two, teaming up on a parks project, or rolling up your sleeves for an active day outdoors — we’ve got a volunteer opportunity for you!

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 procedure

How can I help at the parks?

Variety is the spice of life, especially for our volunteers! There are plenty of ways to help out.

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

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.