Parks & Recreation

Volunteer with Duluth Parks

Volunteers are needed to support our parks, trails, playgrounds, and recreational facilities. Your efforts help ensure our:

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

Duluth Parks Pick-A-Project
Offering online registration for one-time, short-term volunteer projects!

Duluth Parks wants to help connect you to short-term, one-time park and trails projects in need of willing volunteers. Projects included planting trees, removing invasive plants, weeding at the Rose Garden, clean-ups and more!  We are looking for youth groups, faith communities, businesses, families, school groups and civic organizations wanting to work together to benefit our parks and trails. Groups pick the time, date and project! Register for Duluth Parks Pick-A-Project.

Upcoming Duluth Park Events
Help tackle invasive Japanese Knotweed - Bamboo Blastings Announced for September 2014

Tree planting parties this September - Plant trees along the new Cross City Trail

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

Internships are available with Duluth Parks. All internships are unpaid, with a $25/week stipend. Hours are flexible. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Cheryl Skafte at

Volunteer Program Intern
Invasive Species Management Intern
Research Intern

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

Apply to Serve on a Parks and Rec Board or Commission
Parks Commission
Tree Commission

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

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


Cheryl Skafte
Volunteer Coordinator


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