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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 are SO THANKFUL for the WONDERFUL Volunteeers who keep on coming out to help in our Parks, Nature Preserves, Recreation Centers and Senior Centers!

DID YOU KNOW...that there are 10 Advisory Councils JUST for the Park & Recreation Department? These are all VOLUNTEERS who give their valuable time and energy to discuss issues, challenges and successes related to Senior Citizens, Athletics,  Stewardship (of our natural and open spaces), Aquatics, Greenways and much more!?! For more information go to Park & Recreation Advisory Councils

  • JUST POSTED: URGENT BASKETBALL COACH NEEDS!!!

    • Here are the locations where we still need Basketball Coaches - Sign up TODAY!

      • Arbor Glen Outreach Center - 6U head/asst coaches x 2; 8U asst coaches x 2; 10U asst coach

      • Elon Recreation Center - 10U coach; 14U coach

      • Bette Rae Thomas Rec. Center - 10U asst coach; 12U Girls coach

      • West Charlotte Rec. Center - 6U head/asst coach

      • Winget Recreation Site - 6U coaches x 2; 8U coach; 12U Girls coach

Click on "Recreation Centers" to the left to find locations and contact information for these Centers!  

  • Therapeutic & Inclusive Recreation Services will appreciate help with 3 events in December:
    • "Oh, What FUN!" Holiday Party at North Mecklenburg Senior Center - December 6, 5:00pm-9:30pm

    • Santa's Workshop at Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center - December 7, 9:30am-1:00pm

    • Mingle & Jingle DANCE at Tyvola Senior Center - December 20, 5:00pm-9:30pm

  • FAIRY HOUSE FESTIVAL 2020 - February 29 - YES, we are signing up Volunteers NOW!

  • THE NOVEMBER EDITION OF THE "VOLUNTEER NEWS" IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION...

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

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PARK PROJECTS WILL BE ENDING FOR THE YEAR IN NOVEMBER - Contact us NOW to sign up!

  • SATURDAY PROJECTS - All project times are 9:00AM to 12:00 noon, unless noted otherwise - dates/locations subject to change. These projects are open to the public!
    • November 23 - Stephens Road Nature Preserve - trail work, invasive plants removal
    • November 23 - McDowell Nature Center, 10:00am-4:00pm - Greenhouse maintenance, must be age 16!
    • November 23 - McDowell Nature Preserve, 1:00-4:00pm - invasive plants removal

 Contact VolunteerServices@MeckNC.gov for more information about projects and to sign up!

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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EVENTS

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