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Maricopa County Parks and Recreation

Community Volunteers

Community Volunteer Positions

Community Volunteers are an integral component of our operations. These individuals live at their own residence in the Phoenix metro area (year-round or seasonal) and are seeking a regular, reoccurring role within the Park system.  Community Volunteers can work at one park or choose to assist at different parks.  Community volunteer positions are generally on a set schedule with regular duties.  This commitment will be agreed on as part of the application and placement process.

To learn more about community volunteer opportunities with our system, we invite you to contact the Volunteer Coordinator to schedule a telephonic volunteer orientation.  The Volunteer Coordinator will also be holding in-person volunteer orientations at various locations in Maricopa County.  Please check our event calendar for future orientations. 

Park Hosting Positions

Unlike community volunteers that live in the areas surrounding a park, Park Hosts reside in their own RV within the park.   In exchange for a designated RV host site, the host or host couple agrees to work a minimum of 40-hours per week.   Each host site is provided with free utilities (water, sewer, electricity) and laundry facilities are available in most or our parks.   Please note, Park Host couples will be required to have an individual email address for each person that serves as a volunteer.      

Host positions are highly competitive and our preference will be given to applicants who meet the following service timeframes:

  • Fall/Winter Season –Mid-October to the end of April.
  • Summer/Off-season – Early March to late September/mid October.
  • Year-Round – Park Host resides at the park and volunteers year-round.

To apply for a Park Host position, please submit your application: Volunteer Application Form

RETURNING PARK HOSTS – DO NOT SUBMIT A NEW APPLICATION.  Please CLICK HERE for additional information.

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