Volunteer

Volunteers make a huge difference at Coconino County Parks and Recreation. In Fiscal Year 2016, we had 420 volunteers donate over 2,500 hours at the parks and through events. Whether it was at the County Fair, through events like the BioBlitz, or new areas like the Fort Tuthill Bike Park, we love seeing people connect to one another and nature, and create community. We have different ways for you to volunteer your time and talents.
Let us know how you want to help!

Fill out the application form online and we'll let you know of upcoming volunteer opportunities and how you can be involved. Volunteering itself is a great reward, and we often are able to offer special volunteer incentives when you volunteer at events.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Event Date Volunteer Time
Ages
Make a Difference Day at Willow Bend Environmental Education Center
10/28/17 8 a.m. - noon Kid friendly
Fort Tuthill Bike Park Volunteer Training TBD TBD 14 & up

Volunteer Highlight: Community Group in Doney Park (August 2017)

In early August, over 50 adults and youth volunteered at Peaks View County Park and helped to revitalize the trail. Volunteers loaded wheelbarrows with dirt mix and wheeled them down the path, where people were waiting with rakes and shovels to lay out the mixture. Volunteers also slowed water runoff from the practice fields, and built a rock channel to slow down water before it reached the trail. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped! 

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Volunteer Highlight: FLAGSTAFF JUNIOR ACADEMY(April 2016)


On April 30, eleven 5th and 6th grade students from Flagstaff Junior Academy and their parents participated in 2016 BioBlitz event at Rogers Lake. Tony Cola, math and science educator, directly tied the event into their science unit at school.

What did the students learn on their trip? Students discovered the birds aren't all that active during the colder weather, and it was very difficult to spot and count the birds hanging out on the land when they are so camouflaged. The students also said that it was difficult to count the birds they saw when looking through the binoculars, and they might have counted the same bird a few times. Overall, they had a great time despite the weather, and Tony is looking forward to doing more activities like the Bird Count with the students. Thank you, Tony, FJA students and parents, for coming out and helping collect important information about the natural area!
Flagstaff Junior Academy at BioBlitz 2016

VOLUNTEER HIGHLIGHT: CUB SCOUT PACK 328 (April 2016)


On March 24, Cub Scout Pack 328 out of Doney Park completed a park litter clean-up project at Peaks View County Park. Seven youth and their troop leaders participated in the clean-up. Thank you for coming out and helping get the park ready for spring!

VOLUNTEER HIGHLIGHT: TEENWORKS (March 2016)


TeenWorks, a community improvement project featuring a crew of students ages 14-15, took part in work and volunteer experiences throughout Coconino County.

Participants in this program were paid and worked up to 24 hours per week for four weeks. This internship provided work experience, civic engagement, and helped them identify careers and academic pathways.

TeenWorks members volunteered with Coconino County Parks and Recreation (CCPR) on natural resource work this summer to collect and stack logs from a spring forest thinning project at Fort Tuthill County Park. Afterwards, community members collected the logs for firewood. Thank you to all TeenWorks members for volunteering on this important community project!
Cub Scout Pack 238
TeenWorks