Parks Volunteer Opportunities

Parks and Recreation provides opportunities for our community members to join us as we work to restore parks, trails, greenspaces, and riverbanks in Greenville.

Volunteer groups primarily focus on ecological restoration efforts by removing non-native invasive plants throughout our parks. While some of these plants may be beautiful, invasive plants cause harm to the environment, economy, and even human health by disrupting the native ecosystem. Volunteer efforts help restore these ecosystems and bring back the conditions that support healthy natural habitats. Volunteers may also work with Parks staff to improve park amenities through cleaning, painting, trash pick-up and other projects as needed. Whether you're considering a service project or a more long-term investment, every volunteer makes a difference!

Friends of the Reedy River

February 22nd 2024 ( 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM )

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Fernwood Volunteer day cleanup

February 17th 2024 (9:00 AM-11:00 AM)

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Legacy Park volunteer day

March 2nd, 2024 (9:oo AM- 11:30 AM)

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3/17 McPherson Park workday with Mount Pisgah Church

North Main Rotary Park CleanUp

May 4th 2024 (9:00AM-12:00PM)

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  1. Josh Balson

    Operations Specialist

Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Assist in restoration activities including the removal of non-native invasive plants and beautification of parks.
  • Learn about non-native invasive plants in our region and how you can remove them in your own yard or space.
  • Learn about the City of Greenville Parks systems and native plants and animals in our region.
  • Share information with friends and family about the importance of local ecological restoration efforts.
  • Have fun!

Volunteer Commitment

  • Volunteer service days are held Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, or on the weekends during the morning hours.
  • The majority of the service projects last 2-4 hours.
  • Parks and Recreation employees will provide volunteers with project equipment (water, trash bags, clippers, gloves, etc.)
  • Volunteers are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle and their own work gloves when able
Volunteers holding clippers while working in a garden
Three volunteers painting a park bench.
Volunteer holding removed invasive plant in Unity Park.