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Office Location:

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

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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!

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WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS!!!

Over 7300 wonderful Volunteers made 2019 a great year by giving more than 50,000 hours of their time, supporting our Park & Recreation Department in dozens of ways! Let's make 2020 even better…

  • Register as a Youth Sport Coach for Spring baseball, tee-ball or track & field
  • Sign up to Volunteer for one of the MANY events and programs offered by Park & Recreation
  • Join us for one (or more!) of the Saturday projects, beginning in March!
  • Schedule a group project for your company, church, school, Scout troop, university, neighborhood association or community group!
  • REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER AT ONE OR MORE SENIOR GAMES COMPETITIONS, beginning in April and running through mid-June! A full list of events is in the "Volunteer News"

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR FANTASTIC VOLUNTEERS for taking so much PRIDE in YOUR Park & Recreation Department! YOU MAKE OUR COMMUNITY A BETTER PLACE!

  • Check out the  FEBRUARY EDITION of the "VOLUNTEER NEWS"  - MARCH EDITION COMING SOON!

VOLUNTEER NEWS February 2020.pdf

Watch this space for updates, or contact Karen.Howard@MeckNC.gov to find out what's coming up!

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  • Therapeutic & Inclusive Recreation Services (TIRS) will appreciate help with events COMING SOON:
        • "A Wee Bit O' Fun" DANCE at Tyvola Senior Center - March 20, 5:30pm-9:30pm 

        • "Out Of This World" DANCE at Tyvola Senior Center - April 17, 5:30pm-9:00pm

        • "GO WILD!" DANCE at Tyvola Senior Center - May 15, 5:30pm-9:30pm

Contact Madeline.Jones@MeckNC.gov OR VolunteerServices@MeckNC.gov for more information about these TIRS events!

    • JUST POSTED: TIRS is seeking community businesses or groups to "adopt" the monthly Dance, by supplying food/refreshments, and people to assist with decorating and support during the Dance! Please contact Vernice.GallonClyburn@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov  to get YOUR company, organization or group of friends involved!

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SPRING SPORTS ARE ALMOST HERE...and we still need MANY COACHES!!! Contact the Recreation Center close to where you live or work -  or VolunteerServices@MeckNC.gov - to register as a Coach! We need YOU to have the best Spring season ever!!

  • Albemarle Road Rec Center, 28227 - Teeball/Baseball: 6U Asst Coach, 8U Asst Coach
  • Arbor Glen Outreach Center, 28208 - Teeball/Baseball: 6U Head & Asst Coach; 8U Head & Asst Coach
                  • Track & Field: Ages 5-18, Head Coach x 2, Asst Coach x 2
                  • Indoor Soccer: 4U, 6U and 8U Head Coach x 2 and Asst Coach x 2 - for each age
  • Berewick Recreation Center, 28278 - Baseball: 6U Head & Asst Coach; 13U  Head & Asst Coach
  • Bette Rae Thomas Rec Center, 28208 - Track: Head Coach x 2, Asst Coach x 4
                    • Indoor Soccer: 4U/6U/8U Head & Asst Coaches
                    • Baseball: 6U Head & Asst Coach; 8U Head & Asst Coach
  • Elon Recreation Center, 28277 - Track: Ages 5-18, Head Coach x 2, Asst Coach x 4
  • Ivory/Baker Rec Center, 28206 - Track: Ages 5-18, Head Coach x 2, Asst Coach x 2
                    • Baseball: 6U Head & Asst Coach
                    • Indoor Soccer: 8U Head & Asst Coach
  • Mallard Creek Rec Center, 28269 - Baseball: 8U Head & Asst Coach; 10U Asst Coach
                    • Track: Ages 5-18, Asst Coach
  • Methodist Home Rec Center, 28215 - Baseball: 6U, 8U and 10U Asst Coaches
                    • Track: Ages 5-18 Head Coach and Asst Coach
                    • Indoor Soccer: 6U Head & Asst Coach, 8U Asst Coach
  • Ray's Splash Planet, 28202 - Track: 8U Head & Asst Coach
  • Southview Recreation Center, 28208 - Baseball: 6U and 8U Head & Asst Coach
                    • Track: 12U Head & Asst Coach; 16U Head & Asst Coach
                    • Indoor Soccer: 6U Head & Asst Coach; 8U Head & Asst Coach
  • Sugaw Creek/MLK Rec Center, 28213 - Track: Ages 5 to 14, Head & Asst Coaches - especially need men!
                    • Baseball: 6U Head & Asst Coach; 10U Head & Asst Coach
  • Tom Sykes Rec Center, 28203 - Indoor Soccer: 4U Head Coach, 6U Head Coach
  • Tuckaseegee Rec Center, 28208 - Baseball: 8U Head & Asst Coach
  • Wallace Pruitt Rec Center, 28208 - Track: Ages 5-18 Head & Asst Coach
  • West Charlotte Rec Center, 28216 - Indoor Soccer: 4U, 6U and 8U Head & Asst Coaches
                    • Teeball: 6U Head & Asst Coach
  • Winget Recreation Site, 28273 - Baseball: 6U Head & Asst Coach, 8U Head & Asst Coach, 10U Asst Coach
                    • Track: Ages 5-18 Head & Asst Coach x 2
                    • Indoor Soccer: 4U and 6U Asst Coaches

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PARK PROJECTS ARE BACK...Come and help WAKE UP THE PARKS FOR SPRING! Saturday projects are open to the public - SIGN UP TODAY by contacting VolunteerServices@MeckNC.gov !

  • All Saturday projects are 9:00am-12:00 - Dates and/or locations are subject to change
  • Volunteers age 12 and up are welcome; anyone under the age of 16 MUST be accompanied by a parent/adult.
  • Projects may include spreading mulch, trimming limbs, trash cleanup, invasive plant removal, etc.
  • Just bring a pair of work gloves, a water bottle and plenty of ENERGY!
    • MARCH 14 - Allen Hills Park, 28269 - Playground surface, mulch, trash cleanup
    • MARCH 21 - Jetton Park (Cornelius) , 28031 - Shoreline cleanup, trash cleanup
    • MARCH 21 - McDowell Nature Center invasive removal - 1:00-4:00pm
    • MARCH 28 - To be determined
    • APRIL 4 - Renaissance Park, 28217 - Brush removal, cleanup
    • APRIL 11 - HOLIDAY WEEKEND, no projects
    • APRIL 18 - Freedom Park , 28203 - Annual planting and cleanup
    • MAY 16 - Albemarle Road Recreation Center & Park, 28227 - GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP with Keep Charlotte Beautiful!

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

Volunteer Power.jpgTo 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 who is at least 21 years old. Volunteers working with Therapeutic & Inclusive Recreation Services must be at least 18 years old.

Volunteer Screening Guidelines

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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