Volunteer Opportunities

The city relies on the willingness of volunteers to help serve residents and visitors of Overland Park. Throughout the year, there are various volunteer opportunities; consider some of these:

OpportunityContact Number
Arboretum & Botanical Gardens volunteers help the gardens grow. 913-685-3604
City Boards & Commissions are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. At any given time, there may be vacancies. 913-895-6000
Drop Off Recycling Center is 100 percent volunteer run. If you have a few hours, we'd love to have you help out. 913-895-6273
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead volunteers greet visitors, garden, provide animal care and assist with activities and special events. 913-897-2360
Environmental Special Events give residents the opportunity to help the environment throughout the year. 913-895-6273
Neighborhood Conservation Groups rely on volunteers to build a sense of community within older neighborhoods. 913-895-6270

Police Department volunteers provide administrative support to officers.

Citizens Police Academy is to create educated citizens on basic information regarding the police profession.

913-327-6903
Golf volunteers help the courses operate effectively. 913-897-3805
Recreational Special Events rely on volunteers to provide recreational and leisure activities for the whole family. 913-895-6390
Recycling Special Events rely on volunteers so residents can recycle unwanted items. 913-895-6273
Teen Council allow high school students to get an inside look at local government, be involved in the community and gain leadership experience. 913-895-6000