Volunteering with Polk County Conservation
To view a list of upcoming public events, click here.
To volunteer at the Jester Park Nature Center, click here.
To fill out a volunteer application and to register for public events, click here.
For questions about our volunteer program, to set up your own private workday event, or to request quarterly updates and the latest available projects emailed directly to you, please contact:
Community Outreach Coordinators
Pat Spain | email@example.com
Melissa Schmeling | firstname.lastname@example.org
General Program Information
Volunteerism with Polk County Conservation focuses on hands-on restoration and preservation of high-quality natural areas as well as participation in ongoing construction and maintenance projects in our parks and along our trails and waterways. Volunteers work alongside conservation professionals, learning about the Iowa landscape and participating in projects that yield immediate results.
Volunteering with PCC is also a great way to lend a helping hand while enjoying the great outdoors. All community members (youth and adult) are invited to participate in a variety of activities and projects throughout the year.
Public workdays are held on a once per month minimum basis with dates posted quarterly. Private workdays are also available and can be tailored to your group’s wants, needs and schedule. No experience is necessary, and all training and equipment is provided. Please check this page to keep up-to-date on the most recent event details.
**Annual events and workday details are located in the tab to the left of this page.
To provide the best possible experience and to register for upcoming events, please fill out a volunteer application available at apps.polkcountyiowa.gov/communityservices. A step-by-step informational sheet on how to navigate the application process and access the calendar is available by clicking here.
Polk County Conservation also asks and expects volunteers to follow a Code of Conduct.