The Parks & Recreation Department relies upon the support of community volunteers to assist us in providing green spaces, recreation and cultural services to citizens and visitors alike.
We welcome the help of church, corporate, neighborhood, school and scout groups for projects large and small.
How to help
Civic Center STARS
When the curtain goes up at the Civic Center Music Hall, its 300+ volunteer ushers and ticket-takers become the STARS of the show, providing essential front-of-house services to ensure guests have an enjoyable experience. The STARS program requires a long-term commitment and is best suited to individuals who can work one or two nights per month. Candidates must be age 16 or older and go through on-site training.
Call (405) 297-2584 or visit the Volunteer Page of the Civic Center website for more information.
H.B. Parsons Fish Hatchery
Fishing educators, scout groups and other individuals are welcome to assist with a variety of programs and tasks in partnership with the H.B. Parsons Fish Hatchery. The hatchery welcomes volunteers of all abilities with a keen interest in fishing, fish management and education. For Eagle or other advanced scouting merit projects, call the Hatchery at (405) 297-1426.
Martin Park Nature Center
Volunteers at Martin Park Nature Center assist with trails maintenance, program preparation, serve as visitor liaisons and also help with special events. The park also welcomes groups for specialized projects, including advanced community projects from Eagle Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4H and other groups. The park's year-round youth volunteer program lets boys and girls from ages 6 to 18 get a hands-on education while learning about nature park management from park naturalists.
Call (405) 297-1429 or email about volunteer opportunities.
Will Rogers Gardens
Do you have a green thumb or love to spend time in the garden? Then ask about the many ways you or your group can assist with beautification efforts at the Will Rogers Gardens. This specialty garden welcomes gardening enthusiasts of all ages and ability levels for planting and other outdoor projects, including individuals working on their Master Gardener certification.
Call (405) 297-1392 for more information.
Youth and Adult Recreation
Do you have a skill that would benefit the community? Then sign-up to work at a recreation center, assist as a coach, umpire or director with our youth sports or performing arts programs, or teach a recreation program or class to our youth or seniors.
Call (405) 297-2211 for additional information.
Park Clean-Up and Group Projects
We welcome projects for large groups including corporate, church, neighborhood, scout group and other clean-up efforts. If you have a specific project you would like to complete, please contact us at (405) 297-3882 to coordinate your project with Parks & Recreation staff.