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.

Ongoing Volunteer Positions

We are looking for friendly individuals to help at our youth and adult fishing programs.
Summit Metro Parks offers many fishing programs each spring through fall. There is fishing every weekend at our Summit Lake Nature Center,  as well as many kids and adult fishing programs at other park locations, including Firestone Metro Park, Goodyear Heights Metro Park , Furnace Run, Silver Creek, and possibly Nimisila Reservoir or the Liberty Park/Tinkers Creek Area.

Volunteers are needed to assist with setting up and tearing down the fishing area for programs; making sure people are spaced properly, assisting with pulling the fish out of the water and assisting with putting bait on the hook, as needed. Patience is required to occasionally untangle fishing line.
You must be over 18 and willing to become a registered Summit Metro Park volunteer and pass a background check.

If interested, please email Della for an application at

Public Service Days

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Eagle Scout & Gold Award Projects