Stewardship Club.

Stewardship Club gives Juniors and Seniors in high school the opportunity to learn current land management practices and participate in stewardship and restoration projects.  In addition to these hands-on volunteer opportunities, participants will engage in a variety of fun and exciting outdoor recreation programs such as archery, canoeing and tree climbing. 

Being Stewardship Club member is an excellent way to earn service hours, gain valuable experience and build friendships with others.

Multi-Day Excursion:  Club members will enjoy a free multi-day excursion upon successful completion of this program. This trip includes a ferry ride to Kelley’s Island, fish hatchery tour, camping, fishing, and kayaking. All for a job well done!

Commitment: The 2018 program involves a commitment to volunteer on at least 80% of the scheduled volunteer stewardship days but hope you attend each and every day. The program runs from March 14, 2018 through August 6, 2018.

Variety of fun activities: Stewardship Club members help with a variety of activities including tree planting, root pruning, invasive plant removal, and more, all while learning proper field techniques from Metroparks Staff. Club members will also have opportunities to learn outdoor skills activities such as kayaking, tree climbing, archery and more!

Training: Metroparks provides on-site training for all Stewardship Club members.

Application Information: Only 10 Stewardship Club members will be accepted for the 2018 season. The selection process includes filling out a volunteer application, providing one non-related reference, and an interview. Application and references are due by February 19, 2018.

Application process

Important dates for 2018 Stewardship Club Applicants:

February 19: Deadline for applications and reference forms

February 27 & February 28: Interviews in 15-minute timeslots between 4:30pm and 6:30pm at the Wildwood Manor House

March 5: Acceptance date 

Applicant Information

Thank you for your interest in the Stewardship Club for the 2018 summer season. Stewardship Club is an exciting time of learning, growing, and having fun in the great outdoors! We look forward to meeting you. Those members able to successful complete 80% of the volunteer stewardship activities are eligible for an exciting field trip!

To complete the application process, please follow these steps:

  1. Complete Volunteer Application
    Fill out a Volunteer Application by February 19, 2018.
  2. Provide a Reference
    Identify one potential reference who have known you for at least one year and are not related to you. The references should be able to speak about your abilities. This could be a teacher, coach, religious leader, neighbor, a family friend, etc.

Personally ask the potential reference if they will be a reference for you. Be sure to give them an explanation of Stewardship Club.

Send the reference form link to your reference by email. Instruct your reference to complete their reference form no later than February 19, 2018 for consideration.

Please follow through to confirm that your reference submit the reference form by February 19, 2018.

  1. Schedule an Interview
    Learn how to log in and schedule yourself for an interview. Interviews are on either Tuesday, February 27 or Wednesday, February 28 and are being held at Wildwood Preserve in the Manor House. Interviews are each 15 minutes long, and run between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sign up for your interview.


If selected, Stewardship Club applicants will receive an acceptance email on March 5, 2018. If accepted, mark your calendar for the Meet and Greet on March 14, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Fallen Timbers Visitors Center.

Click Here for a complete calendar of Stewardship Club activities.

Starting March 5, 2018, sign up for Stewardship Activities through Volgistics.

Questions? Contact Trish Hausknecht at patricia.hausknecht@metroparkstoledo.com

Stewardship Club Members need to complete at least 80% of the volunteer stewardship activities. Check your summer schedule and talk with your family regarding your availability for the scheduled activities.

Thank you for volunteering! We look forward to receiving your application, references, and to meeting you during your interview.