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 Wayne & Jill Fisher, this quarter’s Volunteers in the Spotlight! In recent years, they have become advocates for the bike trail, spending time gathering support through grants and community awareness. Wayne and Jill enjoy volunteering because it allows them to make new friends and work on projects that help the community.  Thank you, Wayne & Jill for your dedication to the parks!


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