Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation. We hope to make your experience as rewarding as possible. To ensure the safety of our program volunteers, staff and participants, please complete the following volunteer application form. Once you complete the form, click the Continue button at the bottom.
All volunteers working with children, senior citizens, or people with disabilities are required to undergo a background investigation consisting of a sexual offender registry and a criminal history search. The City of Kansas City, Missouri does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or disability.
We strive to engage volunteers who reflect the diversity of our community. Demographic information is confidential.
If you are not 18 or older, please stop here. Youth volunteers must complete separate forms. Please return to our volunteer web page for more information.
Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer.
Please check all that apply to you:
We like to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities by email, however will not send you any email you prefer not to receive. Use the checkboxes below to select the kinds of email you would like to receive from us.
Volgistics Volunteer Alerts sends reminders, alerts, and custom messages from System Operators and
Coordinators. Use this section to opt-in and opt-out of text messaging (also known as "SMS"),
and initially set how you would like to receive messages. Your messages can be delivered as emails,
text messages, or none. You can change this at any time through VicNet. View supported phone carriers.
Message and Data Rates May Apply. For help or information on this program send "HELP" to 28344.
You can send "STOP" to 28344 at any time to opt out. For additional assistance, call 888-891-6978 or
Message frequency based on account settings.
Messages are not guaranteed to be delivered. All messages will be sent by email until you respond "YES"
to the welcome text message sent after the application form is submitted. Message preferences
can be changed in VicNet on the Account tab.
If you're not currently employed, enter "N/A" or "retired."
Please briefly explain why you're interested in volunteering with KCMO Parks and Recreation, and what you hope to gain from your volunteer experience:
"I understand The City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department is committed to conducting its programs, services, and activities in a safe manner and holds the safety of all volunteers in high regard. I understand that when performing tasks during volunteer workdays there are some risks. I assume all risks of injury while performing these tasks. I shall defend and hold harmless the City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department, its employees, and all other individuals acting in good faith. Also, I have read and understand the KCMO Parks and Recreation volunteer policy and will adhere to all aspects of the policy."
"During KC Parks events, a photographer may be on location to take photos of participants. These pictures may be used on the KC Parks website and in marketing materials, including brochures, program guides, flyers, etc. I consent to be photographed for the above-stated purpose."
"I certify that the facts contained in this application are true and complete to the best of my knowledge and I understand that, if accepted, falsified statements on said documents shall be grounds for dismissal."
"I agree that my services are donated to KCMO Parks and Recreation without contemplation of compensation."
"I understand that my volunteer status may be terminated at any time for failure to comply with policies and procedures of the Department, including those of the volunteer program; for repeated absences without notification; for reasons of unsatisfactory attitude, work, and/or for any other circumstances which, in the judgment of KCMO Parks and Recreation, would make my continued services as a volunteer contrary to the Department's best interests."