Darke County Parks relies upon volunteer involvement

in all aspects of our operations, from programs to maintenance.  Descriptions of volunteer opportunities are listed on this page.  After basic training, and the required paperwork, volunteers can set up a customized work schedule.  Completed volunteer applications should be mailed to the Nature Center.  For more info, contact our Volunteer Coordinator or fill out an application on the left.  

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Volunteer in the Spotlight

Meet Karen Jo Maule, this quarter’s Volunteer in the
Spotlight! A volunteer in the parks for more than 3 years,  she is a dedicated front desk volunteer but helps with big events as well.  Looking
into the future, Karen Jo would like
to see the park grow with more parks,
additional animal ambassadors, and
additional space added to the Nature
Center. Thank you for your dedication
Karen Jo!


When you have worn out your shoes, the strength of the shoe leather has passed into the fiber of your body. I measure your health by the number of shoes and hats and clothes you have worn out
— Ralph Waldo Emerson