Polk County Conservation

Volunteer at the Nature Center

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Volunteers are Needed at the Nature Center

Recruitment is taking place right now for volunteers interested in donating their time and talents at the Jester Park Nature Center which opens in the summer of 2018! 

We are seeking dynamic volunteers to fulfill a much-needed niche at the Nature Center which affords volunteers the opportunity to give back to the community in a special way. Whether you are seeking an inspiring setting in which to give back to the outdoor community; are a college student looking to fulfill internship credit hours; a senior looking to enjoy retirement; or an instructor wishing to spend a summer in a county park setting, all are invited to share their unique talents and passion for the outdoors with park visitors entering into their adventure at Jester Park.

What Will You Do?

Volunteers will be needed to welcome visitors to both the nature center and the Outdoor Recreation & Wellness Center. Give back to the community and have fun at the same time in a beautiful park setting.

Volunteer Duties

  • Welcome Visitors
  • Provide information regarding events and programs
  • Register people for programs
  • Check out rental items and equipment
  • Sell merchandise
  • Direct visitors towards trails, recreation location and specific habitats throughout the park

Download the Volunteer Application Here


Complete the Volunteer Application and mail, email or fax to Melissa Schmeling at:

E-mail: melissa.schmeling@polkcountyiowa.gov 

Contact Us

Administration Office
11407 NW Jester Park Drive
Granger, IA 50109

P: (515) 323-5300
F: (515) 323-5354

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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