Make a Difference. Volunteer.

There are various ways to give back and volunteer at Miami-Dade County Parks through their Parks Leadership and Community Engagement (PLACE) program.  This robust volunteer engagement platform 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 the park system. PLACE Program volunteers can be found across Miami-Dade Parks’ facilities making a difference through these unique service programming categories:

Park Site Volunteers

This is the perfect category for those who are searching for individual volunteer opportunities. Great for high school students, college service-learning students, court-mandated volunteers and other individuals looking to fulfill community service requirements. Volunteers in this category sign up to provide operational support across various placements throughout the park system. Park site volunteers typically commit a minimum of 20 hours of service and are subject to background screenings. Park Site volunteers work closely with park staff and follow social distancing protocols and CDC guidelines in place at all Miami-Dade County Park facilities.

Park Conservation Corps

This is a signature group of volunteers who are provided with opportunities to learn about the past, present and future state of our parks system through various educational sessions and interactive park beautification projects. The group was inspired by the spirit of the U.S Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s which helped build many of our local roads and heritage parks. Park Conservation Corp members come together to volunteer and become ambassadors of the park system. Participation is based on an annual enrollment process.

Adopt-A-Park Group Volunteers

This service option matches groups interested in donating resources, volunteer labor, in-kind materials, and monetary contributions with park enhancement needs. We also offer groups the opportunity to “adopt” specific park sites and natural areas. Note: This group volunteer offering is currently limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Only groups of 8 or less can be accommodated at this time. Fill out our Group Volunteering Request form to provide us with information on your group.

Park Service Days

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 that can range from beautification and plantings to environmental stewardship and conservation, all while building community.

Ready to volunteer?  Visit and click on the “Volunteer Opportunities” tab to sign up for service opportunities currently available at Miami-Dade County Parks.

NOTE:  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteer programing is currently limited. Most of the volunteer offerings available are individual volunteer placements. Groups are limited to no more than 8 people per activity.  For more information visit

Join Our Newsletter

Donors and Partners