Leave a lasting impact in your community through one of PCC's stewardship programs. Following training and gaining experience in the field, Stewards of Polk County Conservation are those individuals or groups who may work independently from staff as an individual. Stewards also have the unique opportunity to lead other volunteers on public and private events and projects. This program allows the freedom to work according to your own schedule and interests with guidance from PCC volunteer coordinators.
Stewards may choose any PCC-managed area in which to devote their efforts. All training, tools, equipment, and expertise necessary for volunteers to carry out the following stewardship duties are provided by Polk County Conservation:
- Polk County Conservation Water Quality Monitoring
- Jester Park Nature Center
- Wildlife Monitoring (TBA)
Contact volunteer coordinators to express your interest in becoming a Steward in one of these programs at 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.
- In case of questions or problems relating to applying to volunteer, contact ConservationVolunteers@polkcountyiowa.gov.