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Volunteer And Giving Opportunities

Be a Donor

The Town Flower Fund is an annual opportunity to donate to a program used primarily to fund the popular and iconic light post flowers that grace Main Street as well as additional flower plantings in the parks.  If you have other ideas to keep Middlebury Parks forested, fun and in bloom contact us.  Download the Middlebury Town Flower Fund brochure to donate to this fund. 

Become a Member

The Friends of Middlebury Parks or FOMP is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that recognizes the social and economic value of the parks to our community.  The mission of FOMP is to develop an ongoing support group of interested individuals, families, civic groups and businesses to help preserve, improve and further develop Middlebury parks and recreation activities.  For information about becoming a member of FOMP Click Here.

Be a Sponsor

The Middlebury Parks Department participates in three signature events annually; The Trails of Middlebury Celebration,  Riverfest, and Mini Golf @ the Library.  These events are dependent on generous sponsors to provide valuable youth and adult education, entertainment and recreation.  Individuals, families, community service groups and corporations are welcome as valued sponsors.  Sponsorship allows you to share in bettering our community and to let others know what you value.

Be a Volunteer - give your time and talents 

Hands on volunteering - actively assist in our parks.  Join us for a couple of hours and make a difference at scheduled work days.  Stewardship Days offer both useful outdoor education and a gratifying volunteer component.  Church groups, civic groups, scout groups or businesses are welcome to volunteer at scheduled work days or to choose your own date.  Build your team, give of yourselves and beautify our community. 
Helping hands - Don't "dig" hands on?  Many other ways exist to volunteer.  Assist with programs and preparing kids crafts during our Summer Fun Day Camp.  Serve on committees and boards, lead tours, contribute photos and stories. 
Helping you help others,  Indiana Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Honor Students, Eagle Scouts, Interns, Community Service Workers.  Those fulfilling requirements for certification, badges or classes, check out our list of on-going volunteer needs.

Honor that Special Person

The Giving Tree - Long term, lasting gifts are recognized on engraved leaves and become the beautiful and inspiring Giving Tree displayed in the foyer of the Middlebury Town Hall.  Stop in and admire the Giving Tree, itself an example of a volunteer's time and talents

Memorials - Honor a loved one by improving Middlebury Parks for future generations and investing in the ideas and values of a loved one.  Bequests - Leave a legacy of support for your family, friends and community of the things you value about Middlebury Parks such as education, recreation, trails, protection of natural resources and beautifying Middlebury.  Friends of the Middlebury Parks offers the option of giving to a not-for-profit.

For Information on getting involved in the Middlebury Parks, contact Tom Enright, Park Manager,
at 574-825-1499 or