Volunteers are crucial to maintaining and improving the health of Hermann Park. In 2002, the Conservancy commissioned a study to determine the Park’s maintenance needs. The study identified an annual 20,000 hour gap in what the Parks and Recreation Department is able to provide and what the Park needs to be properly preserved.

Each year since then, the Conservancy Volunteer Department has worked hard to successfully close this gap by overseeing 20,000 hours plus of volunteer work. Help us build on this success by signing up to be a Conservancy volunteer. Together we can continue to properly care for this Park which means so much to so many.

Whether you would like to be out in the Park, provide event support, or assist the staff in the office, there are innumerable volunteer opportunities in Hermann Park. Get involved today!


Individuals and Families

Interested in becoming a Hermann Park Conservancy volunteer? All volunteers must fill out an application and meet with the volunteer coordinator to review their interests, skills, and availability.

Please email, mail, or fax your application to:
Volunteer Department Hermann Park Conservancy
6201-A Hermann Park Drive
Houston, Texas 77030
713-524-5887 (fax)

Upon review of your application, the volunteer coordinator will contact you regarding an interview.


Interested in bringing your group to Hermann Park for a day in the Park? Projects can be tailored to the size, skills, and age range of your group. Download a group project request form now.


Centennial Events

To celebrate the Park's centennial this year, the Conservancy is hosting several special events. Volunteers are needed to assist guests with wayfinding, help kids with art projects, help with set-up and break down and more. 

In the Park

Volunteers are needed to keep the Park looking clean and beautiful. These are just a few of the activities volunteers perform in the Park:

  • Weeding and mulching plant beds 
  • Restoring picnic tables and benches 
  • Planting and watering trees 
  • Removing invasive plants 
  • Cleaning and repairing trails

Event Support

Hermann Park Conservancy counts on volunteer support at its events throughout the year. The three biggest of these are the Evening in the Park gala, Hermann Park Hats in the Park luncheon, and community Run in the Park race. To successfully pull off each of these events, the Conservancy counts on volunteers to help with gift bag preparation, event check-in, and post-event clean up.


Hermann Park Conservancy's Volunteer Department oversees a few special programs. If you are interested in participating in one of these programs, please email volunteer@hermannpark.org.

Eagle Scout Projects

The Conservancy is happy to work with Boy Scouts to help them plan and execute Eagle Scout service projects in Hermann Park. Boy Scouts work closely with the Volunteer Department to choose a project aligned with the Conservancy's mission to restore and beautify the Park. 

Job Shadowing

Ideal for young adults, the job shadow program was designed to allow participants to "shadow" staff members around the Park to help and learn what it takes to maintain the Park on a daily basis. The program is open to students who are looking to gain valuable job skills. Participants in this program are expected to complete 20 hours of service within a three month period.

Project Facilitators

Project facilitators are extremely important to the overall volunteer program because they serve as ambassadors of the volunteer manager. Project facilitators are trained to greet, prepare, and lead volunteer groups in Hermann Park. Thanks to their leadership, the volunteer coordinator can schedule multiple groups during the same period, allowing more volunteers to have a greater impact. Project facilitators are expected to complete 50 hours of service a year.