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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!

Spooky.jpgIt's SPOOKY how GREAT our Volunteers are! 

As we keep waiting for actual Fall weather...wonderful Volunteers keep on coming out to help in our Parks, Nature Preserves, Recreation Centers and Senior Centers!

DID YOU KNOW:

  • There are 9 High Schools now sending students WEEKLY to Volunteer with Park & Recreation, as part of their Community Based Training graduation requirement?
  • We schedule approximately 12 to 15 Volunteer projects per month for large corporate, community and school groups?
  • We have a number of dedicated Neighborhood groups, who regularly help with keeping Parks and Greenways beautiful, safe and attractive?  More all the time...
  • During Fiscal Year 2018-2019 (July through June), and average of 565 Volunteers per month donated an average of almost 4100 hours per month!!

Thank you to ALL of our AWESOME Volunteers!  

SPECIAL ALERT:

  • We are seeking a Cross Country Coach for the Sugaw Creek/MLK Middle School Recreation Site! Please contact us TODAY if you can help!

  • CALLING ALL BASKETBALL COACHES!!!

    • It's time to sign up for the season...click on "Recreation Centers" to the left to find locations and phone numbers - then contact VolunteerServices@MeckNC.gov to submit or renew your Volunteer application!

  • "Eat, Dance and Be SCARY!" with teens/adults with disabilities Friday, October 18 - We need plenty of Volunteers to help with decorating, serving food and working in the Haunted House!
  • NATURE AT NIGHT comes to McDowell Nature Preserve on Saturday, October 19 - WE  NEED MORE VOLUNTEERS FOR THE EVENING/EVENT SHIFT, 3:00-9:00pm!
  • SIGN UP NOW to Volunteer during the "CarFit" Driver Safety Event at the North Mecklenburg Senior Center on Friday, November 15, sponsored by AAA and AARP - you must attend training on Nov 14! 
  • Schedule a group project for your company, church, school, Scout troop, university, neighborhood association or community group!

  • Check out the October edition of the "Volunteer News" here:

VOLUNTEER NEWS October 2019.pdf

Contact VolunteerServices@MeckNC.gov to sign up now for any of these opportunities!

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PARK PROJECTS ARE IN FULL SWING - 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!
    • October 12 - Four Mile Greenway (Touchstone Neighborhood) - Greenway upkeep
    • October 12 - Ramsey Creek Park - leaf removal, trail work
    • October 19 - Freedom Park - annual planting
    • October 26 - McDowell Nature Preserve, 1:00-4:00pm - invasive removal
    • November 2 - Stephens Road Nature Preserve, Huntersville - trail work, cleanup
    • November 9 - To be announced
    • November 16 - Reedy Creek Nature Preserve  - workday with Sierra Club

 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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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