The mission of the Columbus Parks and Recreation Volunteer Program is to actively have the participation of the citizens in the community and to enhance the quality of life for citizens and visitors by providing excellent parks, recreation, and leisure services.
PURPOSE OF THE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
The Volunteer Services Program seeks to provide a capable, trained, motivated, dependable voluntary work force, acceptable to staff, to augment the work of the staff. Volunteers enable the Parks and Recreation staff to provide the best possible service to the public.
Emphasis is placed on attracting the most qualified candidates and retaining them, thus capitalizing on efficent use of staff time required for training, supervising, as well as assuring continuity of workflow.
The program is instrumental in linking a valuable community resource (the citizens) with a valuable community institution (the park and recreation department) for the benefit, growth and enrichment of both.
The volunteer program exists for the benefit of the Columbus Parks and Recreaton department and to facilitate achievement of the mission fo Parks and Recreation in a mutually beneficial relationship.
Columbus Parks and Recreation has a multitute of volunteer opportunities that fit a variety of skills and interests. Some activities are regular and on-going while others are one-time events where you can volunteer for a few hours.
If you would like to volunteer with Columbus Parks and Recreation, please read and complete the Volunteer Handbook.