Volunteer opportunities with Summit Metro Parks!


Thursday, October 13, 3 – 5 pm @ Silver Creek Metro Park

Looking for some exercise and fresh air before the temps drop again? Come join a small group to mulch the playground in preparation for Truck-or-Treat. Yup, you read correct – we are gathering for mulch fun on Oct 13.




Saturday, October 29, 4:30 – 7:30 PM @ Goodyear Heights Metro Park

Support Truck-or-Treat with your festive energy as visitor, of all ages, explore the trucks and vehicles of SMP while collecting treats. Costumes are encouraged for all ages. Volunteer assistance needed with pumpkin bowling and refreshments at Goodyear Heights Metro Park.




Saturday, October 22, 9 – 11 AM @ Freedom Trail, Akron

Thursday, October 27, 9 – 11 AM @ Freedom Trail, Akron

Wednesday, November 16, 1 – 3 PM @ Towpath Trail, Barberton

Saturday, November 19, 1 – 3 PM @ Towpath Trail, Akron

Support our mission to keep the parks safe and clean. Volunteer for a SMP service event in observation of Make a Difference Day (Oct 22) and/or Family Volunteer Day (Nov 19). We will be focusing on enhancing our parks with trash cleanups.

Open to youth with parent/guardian participation. Register at least 24 hours in advance.




Wednesday, November 2, 10 AM – noon @ Liberty Park

Wednesday, November 2, 1 – 3 PM @ Liberty Park

Wednesday, November 9, 2 – 4 PM @ Liberty Park

Help remove invasive glossy buckthorn from around Tinkers Creek Pond to allow native species to reestablish. Grab loppers and work gloves to assist in the removal process. Select the date and time that works best for you to contribute to this project.

Open to those 18 or older. Training and supervision will be provided on-site. Register at least 24 hours in advance.