Volunteering with Polk County Conservation

Volunteerism with PCC (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, learn about the Iowa landscape, and participate in projects that yield immediate results.

Volunteering with PCC is a wonderful way to lend a helping hand while enjoying the great outdoors. All community members, both youth and adult, are invited to participate in groups of up to 10 participants in a variety of activities and projects throughout the year.

Contact our volunteer coordinators at for questions, a full list of available opportunities, request your own private workday event, or to request quarterly updates.

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.


Click here for the latest events, opportunities, and news for May - August 2021

Volunteer Application

To provide the best possible experience and to register for upcoming events, please fill out a volunteer application available here

A step-by-step user guide with basic information regarding how to navigate the application process, access the calendar, register for events, and record your hours is available here.

Polk County Conservation also asks and expects volunteers to follow a Code of Conduct.

Public Volunteer Days

Public events are held on a twice per month minimum basis on both weekdays and weekends with dates posted quarterly on the calendar tab. Private events are also available and are tailored specially to your group’s wants, needs, and schedule. Long-term and individual stewardship opportunities abound in any of our managed areas.

Make your mark in your community today! No experience is necessary, and all training and equipment is provided. Contact Melissa at for a full list of programs, events, and opportunities.

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.


For questions about our volunteer program, set up your own private workday event, or request quarterly updates and the latest available projects emailed directly to you, please contact: