Summit Metro Parks We're Your Back Yard


Volunteering at Summit Metro Parks is a satisfying way of giving back to your community while enjoying the beauty of the parks. There are many ways you can help care for your parks, from one-time, drop-in service days, to ongoing volunteer opportunities. We look forward to your support of our mission!

Join our Volunteer Registry
Are you interested in learning about upcoming volunteer projects at Summit Metro Parks? Join our registry for yourself or your group and be the first to be contacted when a special park volunteer project arises. Interested in being added? No obligation is required. Please contact and mention “registry”  in your email.

Public Service Days

Saturday, April 25 - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Join with other like-minded individuals to clean up litter and debris at Nimisila Reservoir Metro Park to get the park ready for the busy season. Registration is required. Contact Della at or 330-865-8047 by April 22. ​Participants will meet at Campground Lot C-4 (5550 Christman Rd., Green).

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Eagle Scout & Gold Award Projects

Eagle Scout and Gold Award Projects
Thanks for your interest in performing your Eagle Scout or Gold Award project with Summit Metro Parks. We encourage you to visit Summit Metro Parks to generate a project idea to propose. Successful proposals identify an area of need to enhance our mission or are a creative and sustainable project that adds unique value to the organization. Please note that all projects are not necessarily a match to park needs and alternative concepts may need to be developed and proposed.

We receive more requests for projects than we can realistically place. We will do our best to explore with staff if the proposed project meets our needs, and let the scout know the determination in a timely manner. (Note, we are no longer seeking park benches, bat/bird houses and bridges as scout projects.)

The following information is required in order to explore if a potential project exists:

  1. Full Contact information (name, phone, and email)
  2. Preferred location
  3. Preferred time frame of completion or installation
  4. Project proposal (Include all known details. Park benches, bat/bird houses, and bridges are no longer accepted for scout projects.)
  5. Troop Number and Scout Master’s name and contact info
  6. Date of your 18th birthday (Projects must be proposed at least 6 months in advance.)
If you are interested in a project, please provide responses to the requested information above to

Please allow 1-2 weeks to process your request with the park manager.
If the scout’s proposal looks beneficial to Summit Metro Parks, the scout will have an opportunity to meet with the park manager for an interview to discuss.