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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!

THE NUMBERS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018-2019 ARE IN!

Volunteer Power.jpgDO YOU KNOW HOW VALUABLE OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE?

From July 2018 through June 2019, here's how the numbers stack up:

  • According to www.independentsector.org, the national average value of Volunteer time during this past year was $24.69 per hour!

  • 6,774 Volunteers gave 49,153 HOURS of their time in FY 2018-2019 for Park & Recreation programs, sports, events and projects

  • These hours added $1,213,575 in value to YOUR Park & Recreation Department!!

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR AWESOME VOLUNTEERS!

Here are just a few of the Volunteer opportunities coming up in August and beyond:

  • The Annual Hummingbird Festival is coming on August 24...SIGN UP NOW to Volunteer!
  • The Monthly Dance for teens/adults with disabilities RETURNS on Friday, September 20: "TROPICAL PARADISE"!
  • NATURE AT NIGHT comes to McDowell Nature Preserve on Saturday, October 19 - WE WILL NEED 80+ VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS EVENT!
  • Schedule a group project for your company, church, school, Scout troop, university, neighborhood association or community group!

  • IT'S NOW TIME TO SIGN UP TO COACH FALL SPORTS!! We still need Youth Sport Coaches for:

    • FLAG FOOTBALL and SOCCER at most Recreation Centers

    • FALL CROSS-COUNTRY at Sugaw Creek @ MLK Middle School Recreation Site

    • CHALLENGER FLAG FOOTBALL & SPIRIT SQUAD with Therapeutic & Inclusive Recreation Services

    • All Coaches must enroll in the Volunteer Program - see information below.

*Check out the updated AUGUST edition of the "Volunteer News":

VOLUNTEER NEWS Updated August 2019.pdf 

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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 - dates/locations subject to change. These projects are open to the public!
    • August 24 - Come and help at the Hummingbird Festival!
    • August 31 - HAPPY LABOR DAY WEEKEND!
    • September 7 - Friendship Sportsplex - mulch, cleanup, etc.
    • September 14 - Little Sugar Creek Greenway in Freedom Park - invasive plant removal, cleanup
    • September 20-22 - FESTIVAL IN THE PARK at Freedom - NO PARK PROJECTS
    • September 28 - To be announced
    • October 5 - Stephens Road Nature Preserve (tentative) - invasive removal, trail work
    • October 12 - Ramsey Creek Park - leaf removal, trail work
    • October 17 - Freedom Park - annual planting

 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