What Is It?
A nonprofit organization dedicated to the stewardship and improvement of Hermann Park – today and for generations to come.
General park care such as weeding, planting, caring for picnic tables and benches, and repairing trails, or helping with special events. Please contact the Conservancy for COVID-related updates.
Minimum Age to Volunteer
Varies. Job shadow participants must be 13-17. Special event volunteers may need to be at least 16. In general, applicants under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult, or a parent/guardian must give written permission to participate.
Most projects are scheduled in 3-hour increments, such as 9 AM to noon.
None; the Conservancy will provide any training needed. All volunteers must fill out an application and meet with the volunteer coordinator to review their interests, skills, and availability.
GENERAL PARK CARE
Volunteer duties may include weeding and mulching plant beds, restoring picnic tables and benches, planting and watering trees, removing invasive plants, and/or cleaning and repairing trails. For more information or to apply, visit the Conservancy website.
The Conservancy’s major annual events include the Dog Walk in March, the Hermann Park Kite Festival, Park to Port Bike Ride and Run in the Park. The Conservancy counts on volunteers to help with gift bag preparation, event check-in, and post-event clean up. For more information or to apply, visit the Conservancy website.
SUMMER YOUTH JOB SHADOW PROGRAM
This program is designed for students who are looking to gain valuable job skills. Participants “shadow” staff members around the Park to help and learn what it takes to maintain the Park on a daily basis. Participants are expected to complete 20 hours of service within a three month period, and must be 13-17 years old. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HERMANN PARK CONSERVANCY
Houston, Texas 77004
Houston, Texas 77004
The Conservancy’s offices are located at 1700 Hermann Drive; the actual volunteer projects are in different locations throughout the park.
Examples of past Scout projects
Eagle: Helped replant Louisiana Iris along the perimeter of Lake McGovern.
Eagle: Benjamin B. (Troop 11) helped landscape an island in the park. (2009)
Eagle: Layne W. (Troop 11) made landscaping improvements. (2005)
Eagle: Chris D. removed invasive species. (2004)
Eagle: Jeff F. (Troop 11) repainted the Children’s Water Playground. (2004)
Eagle: Reid C. (Troop 11) upgraded the picnic area.
Eagle: Mark F. (Troop 11) made landscaping improvements. (2003)