We offer several programs for those seeking longer commitment in conservation. Whether you are a student looking for a more in-depth experience; a retiree seeking a fulfilling pastime, an individual passionate about the Iowa landscape and our natural resources; have a knack for construction; or any level in-between, the following programs will plug you into the right experience. Our programs offer tremendous ownership to you, the volunteer, and provides an invaluable service to our staff.
- Adopt-a-Garden Program
- Adopt-A-Park Program
- Special Projects and Individual/Group Volunteer Activities
In case of questions or problems relating to applying to volunteer, contact ConservationVolunteers@polkcountyiowa.gov.
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.
To assure safety and to provide the best possible volunteer experience, Polk County Conservation asks and expects volunteers to follow a Code of Conduct.