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Group Volunteering

There are several opportunities for your business, school, or community group to help with park projects throughout the year. Volunteering allows your group to spend time together outdoors while providing much needed support to the parks you love. Some opportunities include native seed collection, invasive brush removal, trash pickup, and supporting a community event at a park. Specifics about certain volunteer opportunities can be found on the All Volunteer Opportunities webpage. 

While not required, some organizations provide a much-appreciated financial donation to help us cover the costs of materials and staff time for their volunteer activity. 

Group Instructions

Getting Started:

Use our scheduling software to complete the two steps below:

  • Step 1: select a time to discuss your event with park staff via a short phone call
  • Step 2: enter details about your group and volunteering preferences

Before your volunteer activity, staff will email you a project description, a list of what to bring, and any additional details that should be shared with your group.

Please Note: 

  • The maximum group size fluctuates throughout the year depending on available opportunities. 
  • Please reach out well in advance if you are considering a group volunteer event.

For groups of 15 or less we recommend finding existing volunteer opportunities on the Dane County Parks Event Calendar by using the instructions below. These opportunities are often regularly occurring and easier for smaller groups to join.  

Getting Started: 

  1. Click on "Search by Category" and check the box for "Volunteer"
  2. Click the blue "Search" button
  3. Review the events and click "View Event" to learn more about an opportunity or to sign up.

If there isn't a volunteer workday listed that fits your needs, please use our scheduling software to complete the two steps below:

  • Step 1: select a time to discuss your event with park staff via a short phone call
  • Step 2: enter details about your group and volunteering preferences