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All this month we CELEBRATE our wonderful Volunteers and all YOU do to help make our Parks, Greenways, Nature Preserves and recreation programs the BEST in the land! Volunteers may serve with Park & Recreation as youth sport coaches, project workers, program assistants, tutors/mentors, Master Naturalists, Nature Center volunteers, Senior Center volunteers, Master Gardeners, Advisory Council members, event workers, or use their time and skills to help in countless other ways. THANK YOU to all of our AWESOME VOLUNTEERS!
We LOVE our Volunteers, and we want to make it EASY for you to come and help your community! Here are a couple of things you need to know:
- For some Volunteer opportunities, you need to join our Volunteer Program - registration includes an on-line application and a background check. You MUST register/join the Volunteer Program to be a Coach for any sport; or to assist with an ongoing program on a regular basis (Example: tutoring once a week, teaching ESL).
- You do NOT need to join the Volunteer Program for one-day events or projects; or to help with a program ONE time (Example: chaperoning ONE field trip for an after-school program).
Please note: Criminal record checks are to be conducted on all applicants over the age of 16 when enrolling in our volunteer program. Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult that is at least 21 years old. Volunteers working in the Therapeutic Recreation Section must be at least 18 years old.
Volunteer Screening Guidelines
VOLUNTEER NEWS April 2018.pdf
Here are some upcoming events where YOU can Volunteer:
- SENIOR GAMES & SILVER ARTS - competitions begin April 17 and run through June 2!
- MECKLENBURG COUNTY YOUTH TRACK & FIELD MEETS - begin April 15!
For more information about Volunteer Opportunities with Park & Recreation, or to sign up to Volunteer, CONTACT US at:
NEW! Natural Resources Volunteer Interest /Orientation Sessions!
Are you interested in helping out at one of Park & Recreation's Nature Centers or Nature Preserves? Find out what it takes to Volunteer: tour the facility, review available Volunteer roles (such as special events, programming, stewardship, etc.) and expected commitments, and more! *Click on the link below to see more about how YOU can Volunteer!
Natural Resources Volunteer Roles updated Dec2017.pdf
Sunday, April 22 - 2:00pm-3:30pm at McDowell Nature Center, 15222 South York Road, 28278
Sunday, September 16 - 2:00pm-3:30pm at Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, 28078
April 11, 2018
April 01, 2018
March 14, 2018
at Administrative Office... at 6:00PM
at First Ward Park at 5:00PM
at Romare Bearden Park... at 7:00PM