Coronavirus Affects City Services

To prevent the spread of coronavirus in our community, Johnson County Government has ordered residents to stay at home except for essential needs, beginning Tuesday, March 24 for 30 days.

The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Recycling Center, and playgrounds and shelters at City parks are closed, and many other City services are affected by this order.

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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.

Boards, Commissions + Committees


City board and commission members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. In some cases, professional expertise may be required or helpful for appointment. At any given time, there may be vacancies.

Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead


Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead volunteers greet visitors, garden, provide animal care and assist with activities and special events.

Environmental Programs


Environmental special events give residents the opportunity to help the environment throughout the year.



Golf volunteers help the courses operate effectively.

Neighborhood Conservation


Neighborhood conservation groups rely on volunteers to build a sense of community within older neighborhoods.

Police Department


Police Department volunteers provide administrative support to officers.

Recreation Special Events


Recreational special events rely on volunteers to provide recreational and leisure activities for the whole family.

Recycling Center


The recycling center relies on volunteers to help operate this popular facility. If you have a few hours, we can use your help.

Recycling Special Events


Recycling special events rely on volunteers so residents can recycle unwanted items.

Teen Council


Teen Council allows high school students to get an inside look at local government, be involved in the community and gain leadership experience.