Heart Your Park Day of Service is NRPA’s corporate volunteering program that supports companies making a difference in parks and green spaces by providing hands on service projects in their local communities.
Why Volunteer? Why Parks?
Getting your employees outside the walls of the office and into a volunteer space – especially one that takes place outdoors or alongside community members – has many short and long-term benefits for employee morale and engagement.
Local parks provide an ideal service opportunity as they are essential to the health, vibrancy and resiliency of communities. We believe everyone deserves a great park and you can help us make that happen.
NRPA addresses many complex challenges facing communities today by building up local parks and recreation services – something that you can be part of through our Heart Your Park Day of Service program. Whether this is your first volunteer event or you’re a seasoned pro, NRPA can create and customize a fun, engaging and meaningful experience in nearly every community that also meets your corporate objectives.
We know parks make a difference and we can’t wait to see how they make a difference for your organization and employees too.
Here are just a few ways your company could help give back to the local community through parks.
- Plant trees: Support local tree canopy by planting new trees or perform maintenance on existing trees.
- Support wildlife: Establish native plant gardens, tag monarch butterflies, construct and install bee boxes, add bird and bat houses.
- Protect local waterways: Clean up or plant new riparian buffers to improve water quality.
- Disaster preparedness: Prepare emergency kits for your local recreation center.
- Provide access to fresh food: Build, plant or perform maintenance on community garden plots and urban food farms.
Together, we can work toward making sure everyone has access to a great park.
Find Out More About Our Volunteer Program
Contact Michele White with any questions.
Learn more about the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).