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Berks County Parks Seeking Volunteers for Spring & Summer Seasons

by Berks County Parks and Recreation Department

Berks County Parks Seeking Volunteers for Spring & Summer Seasons

Parks have become popular escapes the last two years during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially here in Berks County. But the increased usage of the parks has also created some additional challenges, including resource and staff shortages. Many of the programs and volunteer opportunities available through the parks department were placed on pause for a bit, but our operations and activities are now moving forward. With renewed programming and warmer weather on the way, we now need to reach out to the very community that relies on us for a helping hand.

If you are interested in learning about volunteer opportunities and how you can contribute to the Berks County Parks system, join us for a Volunteer Open House on February 19 from 1 to 3 PM at the Berks County Heritage Center. Our Berks County Parks system consists of nine main parks and more than 1,000 acres of open space that is protected for the public to enjoy. Stop by to learn more about the various opportunities available for individuals, families or groups to volunteer! Staff will be on hand to answer questions, give an overview of County-owned parks, and explain many of the tasks that volunteers may be asked to complete. No experience is necessary for anyone willing to volunteer their time. Those who are interested in volunteering in the future must attend trainings and obtain PA Act 153 clearances. Volunteer opportunities include tour guides, visitor center volunteers, trail ambassadors, park stewards, and event staff.

Anyone who is interested in volunteering but unable to attend the Volunteer Open House should contact Eric Seidel, Chief Ranger at [email protected] or by calling 610-374-2944 ext. 2610.

This program is presented by the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, call 610-374-2944, visit or find us on Facebook or Instagram under Berks County Parks and Recreation. The Heritage Center is located at 1102 Red Bridge Road, Reading, PA 19605.