Friday, January 6, 2017

Darke County Parks Volunteer Open House

Longtime volunteer turned Darke County Park Board Commissioner,
Roger Brocious helps teach school children about boiling maple syrup.
Start the new year off right by signing up as a volunteer with Darke County Parks! Park staff will be hosting a Volunteer Open House on Saturday, Jan. 14th at 2pm at Shawnee Prairie Nature Center. The open house will feature an overview of the volunteer program, special events, programing, and regular operations. Veteran volunteers will be present to discuss their favorite aspect of volunteering, and Volunteer Coordinator, Kathi McQueen will guide new volunteers to their best fit in the parks.

Volunteering with Darke County Parks is so much more than helping with Prairie Days or summer camps. Everyone has their own particular talent, and that talent has a place with the parks. From school field trips to “Naturalist in the Classroom,” habitat healing to staffing the reception desk, animal care to “Adopt a Park,” and so much more, there is a place for everyone within the volunteer program.

If the open house date doesn’t work for you, but you’d still like to volunteer, feel free to contact the Darke County Parks Office for more information. Volunteer Coordinator, Kathi McQueen can be reached at the Darke County Parks’ Nature Center at (937) 548-0165 during normal business hours, or feel free to email her at

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