Parks & Recreation

Volunteer Information

Volunteer Signup

Parks are open! Please visit our parks COVID page for all our COVID related announcements.

To speak with a Parks and Recreation representative, please call 218-730-4300.

COVID-19 Update May 13, 2020:

Nonprofit groups with existing agreements with the City of Duluth may conduct volunteer service projects with a City-approved pandemic operations plan. Individual volunteer projects are subject to the approval of the Property, Park, and Libraries Director on the basis of alignment with the City’s summer 2020 park maintenance priorities – safety, asset preservation, and minimal tidiness -  and the City of Duluth’s capacity to support the project. No other volunteer service projects will be permitted.

a. Volunteer groups must be self-supported with their own materials, tools, and equipment as well as the capacity to remove and dispose of brush or debris the project may generate. 

b. Tools from the Volunteer Too Shed will not be available until City buildings are open to the public. 

Volunteer with us:

- to keep parks are clean and safe
- to keep trails maintained and usable
- to keep invasive species population at bay
- to keep trees healthy and maintained
- to keep the community educated and informed
- to keep recreation programs supported and available

View Volunteer Events

Individuals who are interested in ongoing volunteer opportunities with Duluth Parks are invited to complete our online volunteer application.

Volunteer Resources

Volunteer Waiver Form | Required for all volunteer opportunities
Project Request Form | Want to help keep Duluth Parks beautiful? Let us know what you want to do!
Clean-Up Results Form | Help us tell the story of volunteer clean-up efforts!
Report Your Hours | Ongoing Volunteers are invited to fill out this form to report your volunteer hours!

Volunteer with our Partners

Cycling | Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores
Hiking | Superior Hiking Trail Association
Skiing | Duluth Cross Country Ski Club
Birding | Hawk Ridge
Hartley Park | Hartley Nature Center
Horses | Duluth Area Horse Alliance
Snowmobiling | Duluth Drift Toppers and Over the Hill Night Riders

For more information about volunteering with the City of Duluth, please contact Cheryl Skafte, Volunteer Coordinator.

Call: 218-730-4334
Text: 218-341-8454