Volunteering in Forest Park

Sustaining Forest Park Takes Volunteers Like You!

Volunteer programs are generously sponsored by E. Reuben & Gladys Flora Grant Charitable Trust.


If you have a passion for Forest Park and would like to help Forest Park Forever maintain Forest Park as one of America’s greatest urban public parks we need you!

Volunteer Opportunities

(Opportunities are only available Monday – Friday)

Applicants must be over 17-years-old (with the exception of high school groups & the spring and fall nature restoration projects that require parental supervision.)

  • Land Management

    • Weekly Monday-Friday

      • One Morning a week from 9 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

    • Options include:

      • Horticulture

        • Seasonal planting, weeding, pruning, watering and mulching in various cultivated beds in the Park

      • Nature Reserve

        • Season exotic species control to restore ecosystem’s function and structure within natural communities, seasonal planting and mulching in the Nature Reserve areas in the Park.

  • Kennedy Woods Advisory Group (KWAG)

    • Monthly, usually the first Saturday of the month (seasonally)

    • Native Restoration in the Savanna near Kennedy Forest

  • Special Events

    • Help Forest Park Forever staff with directing and assisting guests, recycling, concessions and a variety of tasks at one our public or member events.

  • Fundraising Committees

  • Park Ambassadors & Tour Guides

    • Some knowledge of the Park needed but in depth training is provided

    • Park Ambassadors – Friday until Monday spring through fall, providing visitor assistance

    • Park Tour Guides – Lead walking tours from the Visitor Center as well as “Hop On” guides for tour groups that have their own bus

  • Group Opportunities – Corporations, universities and high schools

    • Park projects include invasive species control, park clean up, or mulching & planting

  • Information Desk

    • The Forest Park Visitor Center Information Desk is staffed by Explore St. Louis Volunteers. For more information and to apply please visit Explore St. Louis website.

  • Flora Conservancy

    • An independent nonprofit that offers volunteer that partners opportunities in Forest Park on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings. 9:00-11:00 a.m. For more information visit this page or call 314.289.5323.


Please contact FPF Volunteer Manager, Michele Blanke, by email or by calling 314.571.6072