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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!

In 2017, approximately 7000 VOLUNTEERS generously gave more than 45,000 HOURS helping out with Park projects, events, sports and recreation programs! All of this time added approximately $1,080,000 in value to YOUR Park & Recreation Department! We couldn't do what we do without our Volunteers...THANK YOU!

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 Division must be at least 18 years old.

Volunteer Screening Guidelines

 

 CALLING ALL COACHES!

WE ARE NOW REGISTERING FOR TRACK & FIELD, BASEBALL, T-BALL AND INDOOR SOCCER! Contact us at VolunteerServices@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov if you are interested in being a Coach - Thank you!!

Check out our Volunteer News for all upcoming Volunteer opportunities!

VOLUNTEER NEWS February 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!

 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

          CONTACT: Melissa.OLenick@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov

Sunday, September 16 - 2:00pm-3:30pm at Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, 28078

          CONTACT: Anjoli.Reynolds@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov

For more information about Volunteer Opportunities with Park & Recreation,                  or to sign up to Volunteer, CONTACT US at:

VolunteerServices@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov

 

 

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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