Boise Parks and Recreation Volunteer Opportunities

At Boise Parks and Recreation (BPR), we believe the strength of our department comes from the people in our community. We strive to engage the community in our operations and service opportunities that enhance our parks and open spaces through volunteering.

If you want to get your hands dirty with us, we offer lots of ways to go beyond passive enjoyment of the Boise park system. From individuals and families to classrooms and corporations, there’s something for everyone.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Picnic in the Park

Help serve lunches to area youth this summer!

Volunteers should be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunches and supplies will need to be picked up from a local school at 11:30 a.m. and dropped off by 1:00 p.m.

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Adaptive Recreation

In order to keep participation costs to a minimum, we rely on volunteer support. We are always seeking enthusiastic people who are interested in working with individuals with disabilities in a recreational setting. 

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Boise Environmental Education

Boise Environmental Education is a multi-agency partnership providing environmental lessons and programs to children and adults. You can help us educate our citizens about our unique local environment and ways to live sustainably within it.

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Caring For Parks

Volunteers are integral to our operations. Their skills, knowledge and expertise allow us to amplify our resources. With your help, we can continue to improve quality of life for all Boiseans.

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Dick Eardley Senior Center

We're looking for people to make a difference in the lives of our community. Join us for classes and activities, give your time through in-kind donations, and so much more.

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Ridge to Rivers

Interested in becoming more involved with the preservation of the Boise Foothills? There are a variety of opportunities available depending on what you are interested in and amount of time open in your schedule.

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Zoo Boise

Whether interpreting exhibits, assisting animal care staff, aiding with education programs, greeting guests, or helping with special events, volunteers are a crucial part of turning the act of visiting the Zoo into a conservation action. Whatever your talents and reasons for volunteering, Zoo Boise has a place for you. No prior animal experience required, but a passion for wildlife and conservation is!

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For other after hours park related emergencies (i.e. irrigation issues, restrooms), please call (208) 489-6640.