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Office Location:

Mecklenburg County
Park and Recreation
5841 Brookshire Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28216

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

980-314-1000

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​Park and Recreation Volunteer Opportunities

WELCOME to the VOLUNTEER PAGE for Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation!

The numbers are in for Fiscal Year 2017-2018:Volunteer Power.jpg

From July 2017 through June 2018, here's how the numbers stack up:

- According to IndependentSector.org, the national average value of Volunteer time is $24.69 per hour!

- 7,920 Volunteers gave 53,871 HOURS of their time in FY 2017-2018 for Park & Recreation programs, sports, events and projects

- These hours added $1,330,070 in value to YOUR Park & Recreation Department!!

At Mecklenburg County park & Recreation, VOLUNTEERS play a HUGE role in making our Parks, Nature Preserves, Recreation Centers and Facilities our community's FAVORITE places to Play, Relax, Rejuvenate and Recreate! THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR AWESOME VOLUNTEERS!

Check out our Volunteer News for upcoming Volunteer opportunities!

VOLUNTEER NEWS August 2018.pdf

HERE'S WHERE WE REALLY NEED YOU:

  • CHALLENGER FLAG FOOTBALL is a co-ed adaptive sport program, designed for youth and teens with disabilities. We have an URGENT NEED for Coaches and assistants for this and other adaptive sport programs, offered through our Therapeutic & Inclusive Recreation Services. You must be at least 18 years old to help with this program - please contact Danielle.Dobbs@MeckNC.gov if you want to Volunteer to coach!

 

  • OPEN STREETS 704 powered by BlueCross Blue Shield of North Carolina is coming once again on Sunday, September 30 - It takes a small army of Volunteers to make this event happen...please check out the "Volunteer News"  or visit http://openstreets704.com for more information!

 

  • Click on "Volunteer Opportunities" in the left sidebar for additional information about events and projects where we can use your help!

  • To sign up to Volunteer, CONTACT US at:

                   VolunteerServices@MeckNC.gov

 

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 enroll in our Volunteer Program - enrollment includes an on-line application and a background check. For Volunteer Screening Guidelines click on the link below. You MUST register/enroll in 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).  To enroll in the Volunteer Program, please contact VolunteerServices@MeckNC.gov

- You do NOT need to enroll in 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; Volunteering for a Saturday project).

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 with Therapeutic & Inclusive Recreation Services must be at least 18 years old.

Volunteer Screening Guidelines

 

 

 

 

 

Address

Office Location:

Mecklenburg County
Park and Recreation
5841 Brookshire Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28216

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

980-314-1000

Key Initiatives

ADA Compliance Info