As we continue our recovery and cleanup efforts, please visit the Emergency website for the latest information on openings and closings in Miami-Dade County.
Looking for ways to get involved and volunteer? Miami-Dade Parks’ PLACE Program provides a variety of service opportunities for individuals, community/civic groups, schools and corporate entities who are interested in volunteering their time and donating resources to benefit our park system. Through its diverse vehicles of engagement, the PLACE Program inspires individuals to become future park champions. For more information please call Miami-Dade Parks’ Community & Volunteer Engagement unit at 305-755-7939
Park site volunteers have the opportunity roll up their sleeves and provide operational support across various park sites in the following areas:
- Afterschool, Summer Camps & Disability Services
- Golf Courses
- Zoo Miami
- Deering Estate
- Other Designated Park Site Volunteer Locations
Note: All park site volunteers typically commit a minimum of 20 hours of service and are subject to background screenings. This is the perfect opportunity for high school students (ages 14-18), college service learning students, court mandated volunteers and other individuals looking to fulfil community service requirements. For more information on park site placement opportunities, click here
Want to get a group of friends, family, or work colleagues together for a fun volunteer project? Miami-Dade Parks is the perfect PLACE for your group!
This service option matches groups interested in donating resources (volunteer labor, in-kind materials and monetary contributions) with park enhancement projects, cleanups and beautification needs. We also offer groups the opportunity to “adopt” specific park sites and natural areas.
Ready to get your group together and make a difference? Click Here to complete the Group Volunteering Inquiry Form
These “one-day” community wide service events take place throughout the year and are perfect for individuals who are looking to volunteer for a few hours at Miami-Dade Parks. Park Service Day events are hosted at various park sites. Event participants are provided with great family-friendly opportunities to work on park beautification tasks, all while building community.
Park Service Days include:
- Annual Signature Service Days (MLK Day of Service, Youth Service Earth Fest, Summer Service Bash, Salute to Service Day)
- Ongoing Saturday Service Events: Community Action Days, Eco Action Days, Critical Splash and other great service events
Upcoming Park Service Events
Beautify this coastal park and keep our ocean ecosystem healthy by removing trash and micro plastics. Additional Community Action Day projects may vary.
Greynolds Park Community Action Days
Join other community volunteers as they come together to help with various park beautification tasks around this beautiful historic park. Additional Community Action Day projects may vary.
Natural Area Community Cleanup Day
Miami-Dade Parks’ Natural Area Management unit is responsible for managing and restoring over 90 nature preserves totaling more than 26,000 acres of land. The NAM team provides natural resources management services as well as scientific and environmental expertise to various county, state and federal agencies- get to know them and be part of their restoration efforts during a special community cleanup in the natural area located within Kendall Indian Hammocks Park!
The Park Conservation Corps is a signature volunteer group comprised of individuals passionate about serving their community and playing an active role in enhancing Miami-Dade County’s park system. Park Conservation Corps members represent a variety of professions across business, government, education and the non-profit sector. They come together with one goal in mind: to champion for parks, open spaces and the conservation of natural areas in our local community through direct civic engagement.
As a member of the Park Conservation Corps, you can:
- Connect with nature, explore our parks and get to know our local community through a “parks” lens.
- Become an advocate and help make parks, open spaces and the preservation of natural areas a top priority in our community.
- Participate in volunteer projects that enhance our heritage parks and natural areas.
- Have the opportunity to learn best practices in the areas of landscaping, tree planting, master gardening, coastal stewardship and many other key conservation efforts.
- Network with other PCC members and interact with Miami-Dade County Parks staff and elected officials.
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