Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Core Volunteer with Maricopa County Parks and Recreation. Due to the level of responsibility in this position, prospective Core Volunteers are required to complete a background check and take up to 10 hours per year of safety and other training. If you are interested in more flexible volunteer opportunities that do not have these requirements, please do not submit this form. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at or call 602-506-9512.

Position Information and Location

Please make the following selections:
Availability: Seasonal, Summer, or year round. For seasonal and Summer applicants, indicate the first and last day you are available. For Community Volunteers, please also indicate the number of hours you are available.
Park Preference: Select up to three parks in order of interest.

Personal Information

Please complete this section in as much detail as possible. Note: birthdate and social security number are required by Maricopa County Risk Management.

Experience and Skills


Please list two references. If retired or a student, you can list the contact information of current or former colleague who can vouch for your experience.

Emergency Contact(s)

Please provide an emergency contact. For Park Hosts, please select someone other than your spouse/partner.

Electronic Signature

By signing and submitting this application, I agree to the following terms and conditions:
I hereby authorize Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department to make inquiry regarding my character, integrity, work ethics, and reputation in reference to serving as a volunteer with this Department. I also state the information given in this application is true to the best of my knowledge.
I understand this is a volunteer position in which the Core Volunteer serves at the will of Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department. My service is at the discretion of Maricopa County and can be ended at any time without notice, with or without reason, and without liability to Maricopa County or its employees.
A valid driver's license is required to retain this position. If at any time my driver's license is suspended or other action is taken, I will report this action to the Park Supervisor without hesitation or delay.
The use of a private vehicle for County business will be at my own risk and discretion. I will not be compensated for any miles driven on my private vehicle.
Core Volunteers may have a lot of interaction with park visitors. I understand that tact, diplomacy, and courtesy shall be exercised at all times in dealing with other visitors, staff, and the public.
I will report a disturbances or inappropriate conduct of park visitor to park staff. Core volunteers shall not attempt to discipline or apprehend any park violators. Core Volunteers are in the role of being an educator, not an enforcer, of park rules.
I shall conduct myself in an orderly manner so as not to disrupt other visiting public. No alcoholic beverages shall be consumed or recreational drugs used while performing job functions; nor shall the evidence of consumption or use be evident during my scheduled service time.
I agree that I will also complete all required safety other training, including HR2406, Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation, and comply with it. If I believe this policy has been violated in any way, I will immediately report such behavior to the Park Supervisor or other park supervisory staff.