2 women in 19th century clothing, sewing

Jackson County Parks + Rec is pleased to be a partner in and a source for “FUNtastic”  volunteer events and projects. Volunteering in beautiful settings like Jackson County Parks means engaging your family and friends in creating a one of a kind experience.


We have volunteer opportunities for everyone, from Adopt-A-Programs to historic sites, recreation, special populations, golf course, lakes and more! And while you are creating all those wonderful, warm memories you leave the parks you care for just a little better than you found it. If you would love to get involved and have a passion for the outdoors, contact us to learn about the array of opportunities - you will be glad you did!  

We are currently recruiting volunteers in the areas below:

Historic Sites:


Missouri Town 1855 & Fort Osage National Historic Landmark

  • Gift Shop Host
  • Herb Gardener
  • Living History Interpreters
  • Museum Interpreter
  • Office Assistant
  • Research Assistant
  • Translator

Kemper Outdoor Education Center

  • Gardener
  • Outdoor Education Assistant

 Natural Resources

  • Adopt-a-Park or Trail Programs
  • Park Projects Assistant

Special Population Services

  • Activity Aide

Fred Arbanas Golf Course

  • Golf Course Player Assist


  • Campground Attendant


Christmas in the Park - Volunteer Organizations

5013c organizations who are interested in volunteering at Christmas in the Park, and receiving a portion of the voluntary exit donations should contact Andrea Marshel at 816-503-4828.

More Information

All of the descriptions of each volunteer opportunity are located in the Current Volunteer Opportunities Guide.(PDF, 64KB)
Email the Volunteer Office or call 816-503-4821 for more information.

Come out and support your Jackson County Parks!

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