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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!

Volunteer Power.jpgTHANK YOU to all of our Volunteers!

Even with the arrival of Hurricane Florence, it was "business as usual" for Volunteers in our Parks, Nature Preserves and Recreation Centers in September:

Freedom Park got lots of help from Discovery Place staff and the general public! Charlotte Water (a division of Utilities, Inc.) sent a great team for a shoreline cleanup at McDowell Nature Preserve! Students from Lincoln Charter School did a great job at Latta Nature Preserve! The Sierra Club spent a morning removing invasive plants along Little Sugar Creek Greenway at Freedom Park!  DOZENS of Volunteer COACHES have been lending HUNDREDS of hours of their time to help with Youth Soccer, Flag Football, Cheerleading and Lil' Ray Sports!

The HIGHLIGHT of the month was a playground installation at Huntingtowne Farms Park, completed by an AWESOME group of U.S. MARINES!

 IN OCTOBER: Our Parks need LOTS of Volunteer groups to come out on weekdays! Contact VolunteerServices@MeckNC.gov to arrange for a project for YOUR company, church, agency, Scout or neighborhood group! Groups of 10 or more Volunteers, please!

Check out our "Volunteer News" for upcoming opportunities!

 VOLUNTEER NEWS October 2018.pdf

Please note some important updates:

  • The October "Monster Mash" Dance has been MOVED to SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 at the Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road (on the Marion Diehl Park Campus) due to early voting.
  • SATURDAY PARK PROJECTS:
        • THIS PROJECT IS FULL! Firestone Park - October 13, 9:00am-12:00 - Mulching, general cleanup
        • THIS PROJECT IS FULL! Freedom Park - October 20, 9:00am-12:00 - Landscaping/garden prep for fall
        • Stewart Creek Greenway - October 27, 9:00am-12:00 - Brush clearing, invasive removal
        • THIS PROJECT IS FULL! Latta Plantation Nature Center - November 3 (rescheduled!) , 9:00am-12:00 - Garden prep for fall
        • McAlpine Creek Greenway - November 10, 9:00am-12:00 - Brush clearing, invasive removal
      • Volunteers must be at least 12 years old; anyone under age 16 must be accompanied by parent/adult.

         You must RSVP to VolunteerServices@MeckNC.gov to help with these projects - Thank you!!

  • 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