The York County Park system is comprised of over 4,500 acres in 11 parks, which provides a variety of opportunities that engage volunteers in meaningful service that furthers our mission.
- Front Desk at Nixon County Park: Ensure visitors’ experience at Nixon Park is positive. Assist guests, answer phones, and complete other duties as assigned by staff. Training is provided.
- Maintenance: Share your project, construction, and outdoor skills! With miles of trails, parking lots, and bird feeders, there is always work to be done.
- Adopt-a-Trail: Adopt a section of trail at one our parks to help keep it passable for visitors.
- Park Ambassador: To provide a presence on park grounds in a non-enforcement capacity. Ambassadors will provide information/trail ethics for trail users, advise of violations or public safety concerns, and take an active role in protecting/ preserving the parks to assist the full-time Ranger department. Training is provided.
- Garden: Work to fight invasive species, use your gardening and weeding skills.
- Fox Storytime at Nixon Park: Combine your love of children and nature by reading stories to preschool children on a field trip to Nixon Park. Training is provided to help you choose books, puppets, and other materials to engage young children in a hands on learning experience.
- Volunteer Naturalist: Help lead students K-12 on hikes, water studies, or lead a public program. Training is provided.
- Special Events/Projects: Assist during special events such as Reptile Week, Feederwatch, Bluebird trail monitoring, Christmas Magic, Maple Sugar Days, and more.
- Friends Groups: Consider joining the Friends of Wallace-Cross Mill, Friends of the Heritage Rail Trail, and Friends of Canine Meadows. Become a docent at the mill or open the train station museums during the summer months.