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"A civilization flourishes when people plant
trees under which they will never sit."

-Greek Proverb

Volunteers are FUNdamental to Lincoln Parks and Recreation!

From September 1, 2014-July 30 2015, the Parks and Recreation department had a total of 2,343 volunteers putting in a reported 17,068 hours of service. In fact, 436 volunteers spent 1,260 hours volunteering at PPNC and 96 volunteers spent 215 hours at Hyde Observatory! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the value of one volunteer hour is $22.14. This equates to over $377,000 of savings for Department’s annual operating budget for the 2014-2015 year.

Parks and Recreation volunteers not only impact our bottom line by providing important services, they get a great sense of community pride for supporting Lincoln’s greatest resource—our City Parks and Recreation system.

We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities, such as teaching hobbies, coaching youth, special events like “Wake up the Beds” at Sunken Gardens, parks and trail cleanups and landscape maintenance. We provide volunteer activities for individuals, organizations and businesses which can be one-day events or ongoing activities.

We ask that all volunteers complete an individual volunteer application and other appropriate forms, which helps us track your hours, skills and interests. If you are part of a

Thank you for donating your time to help Lincoln Parks and Recreation!

Volunteer Survey: August 2015

We are encouraging those who have volunteered through the department within the last year to take the survey that will provide feedback on their experiences. The survey is open August 3 through August 31.

Paper surveys can be found at the Pioneers Park Nature Center, Star City Shores, Lincoln city recreation center or golf courses and the Parks and Recreation administration building at 2740 ‘A’ Street. The survey is also available as an online format.

If you have additional questions about volunteering for the department, please email or call (402) 441-7847.