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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

Key Initiatives

ADA Compliance Info

​Park and Recreation Volunteer Opportunities

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


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VolunteerPower.jpgCheck out the *NEW* SEPTEMBER EDITION of the VOLUNTEER NEWS:

VOLUNTEER NEWS September 2022.pdf


Visit our user-friendly Volunteer registration site at:Favicon Image

 Park & Recreation Volunteer CONNECT (Brought to you by Galaxy Digital)


Look for all your favorite Volunteer opportunities in the NEWS and on Volunteer CONNECT:

  • FOUR MILE CREEK GREENWAY CLEANUPS - September 10, October 8, November 12 - 9:00am
  • TRASH TRACKERS returns on September 30! WEED WARRIORS returns in October!
  • THERAPEUTIC & INCLUSIVE RECREATION PROGRAMS are back in full swing! Look for Challenger Flag Football, Gifted Gardeners and Audio Orienteering! BLIND SPORTS DAY is on October 8th!
  • NEW Programs for Seniors at the Northern Regional Recreation & Senior Center!
  • ...AND MUCH MORE! 
  • Contact VolunteerServices@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov for more information

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THE FALL SPORT SEASON IS ALREADY GOING STRONG! We depend on hundreds of Volunteer coaches every year to help make our Youth Sports AMAZING! 
>>> We still need a few Coaches/Assistant Coaches for Soccer or Flag Football...and Winter Basketball begins registering in September!

    • Go to www.parkandrec.com > Recreation Centers to find contact information for a Center that will be convenient for you. *Note that sport offerings may vary due to enrollment numbers.
    • Check with your preferred Recreation Center for available coach positions.
    • All Youth Sport Coaches MUST have a current Volunteer application/background check on file.

CONTACT VolunteerServices@MeckNC.gov to check your status, or for the Volunteer application link - Please have a Recreation Center in mind where you would like to Coach (or we can help you with that!)
>>SIGN UP TODAY TO COACH YOUR FAVORITE SPORT, OR TRY SOMETHING NEW!

ParkPicker1.pngTHE PARK PICKERS PROGRAM IS BACK!

Do you carry a plastic grocery bag with you everywhere? Do you collect the papers, bottles, cans, and Styrofoam that storms and people leave behind? Do you LOVE your Parks and want to help care for the environment? If you answered YES, YES, YES, then you are a PARK PICKER, and we'd like to THANK YOU!

CLICK HERE on the I'm a PARK PICKER!  link and answer a few quick questions, so that we can see WHERE you helped out , WHEN you were there, and HOW MANY bags of litter you picked up! Post a photo and you may see yourself on our Instagram account (@meckparkrec).

P.S. – PLEASE stay safe in the Parks while you're "picking" – ALWAYS wear gloves, and NEVER handle anything sharp or hazardous! THANK YOU for being a PARK PICKER!


A great way to spend an hour AT LUNCHTIME on Tuesdays, 11:00am-12:00, getting outdoors and helping in your community. A wonderful way to start your day - REGISTER AT THIS LINK: Park and Recreation VOLUNTEER CONNECT > Opportunities


UPCOMING DATES AND LOCATIONS:
- NO WALK IN THE PARK ON SEPTEMBER 6TH! 
- September 13 - Irwin Creek Greenway @ Waddy Pavilion, 3132 Manchester Dr, 28208
- September 20 - Freedom Park, 1908 East Boulevard, 28203
- September 27 - Firestone Park, 3501 Firestone Drive, 28216
- October 4 - Idlewild Road Park, 10512 Idlewild Road, Matthews, 28105
- October 11 - Thereasea C. Elder Park, 6315 Rockwell Church Road, 28269
- October 18 - Huntingtowne Farms Park/Little Sugar Creek Greenway, 2200 Ramblewood Ln, 28210

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Have you had a GREAT TIME Volunteering with Park & Recreation? WE'D LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT IT!  Click on this link to complete our quick-and-easy survey:

Park & Recreation Volunteer Survey


Scout Symbols.jpgSCOUT PROJECT INFORMATION July 2022.pdf

*PRE-APPROVED or STAFF-REQUESTED SCOUT PROJECTS ARE BEING UPDATED (August 2022) - please contact VolunteerServices@MeckNC.gov with YOUR idea! We consider limited Scout projects on a case-by-case basis.  


- If you would like to schedule a GROUP PROJECT at a Park, Greenway or Nature Preserve for your company, church, Scout troop, university, club, neighborhood association or community group...PLEASE CONTACT US! Park projects for groups of 10 or more Volunteers can now be scheduled on Tues/Wed/Thur mornings through November! If you need to schedule at a different time, or on a weekend, we are happy to arrange for a self-guided litter cleanup on your schedule. 

CONTACT: Karen.Howard@MeckNC.gov 

*Social distancing and any other health recommendations will continue to be observed!*

We will do our best to post any changes in a timely manner - contact Karen.Howard@MeckNC.gov or call 980-314-1046 if you have any questions about upcoming Volunteer opportunities. Thank you!

>> To request a modification based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Therapeutic & Inclusive Recreation Services staff at 980-314-1192 or email TRInfo@MeckNC.gov

Volunteer Power.jpgQUESTIONS ABOUT VOLUNTEERING? CONTACT: 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, IN PERSON OR VIRTUALLY (Example: tutoring once a week, teaching ESL).  To receive the application link, if needed,  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, or for less than 10 hours total (Example: chaperoning ONE field trip for an after-school program; Volunteering for a Park project).

attention.pngCOMMUNITY SERVICE VOLUNTEERS:
At this time Park & Recreation is not accepting court-ordered community service placements.  

PLEASE NOTE:

- Background checks will be conducted for all applicants age 16 and up 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 Process 11.30.20.pdf

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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