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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

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   Volunteer Survey

 

Please note: Criminal record checks are to be conducted on all applicants over the age of 16 before 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 in the Therapeutic Recreation Division must be at least 18 years old.

Volunteer Opportunities

  
  
9/3/2018Fall Soccer COACHES

​Program introduces the fundamentals of Soccer and provides youth with an opportunity for building sportsmanship while engaging in healthy competition.

Qualifications: 18 and over. Works great with kids, must have knowledge of the sport or willingness to learn. Background screening required.

Must be available to meet once or twice a week for practice and on Saturdays for games.

To check out where our centers are located go to www.parkandrec.com.                   

IMPORTANT: Registration for Fall sports ends on July 31– YOU MUST HAVE YOUR APPLICATION AND BACKGROUND CHECK APPROVAL COMPLETED NO LATER THAN July 15!

​Coach will provide leadership and guidance, physical training, and instruction in the fundamentals of soccer for team players.

Park & Recreation provides: Coach training and National Association of Youth Sports (NAYS) certification for head coaches; additional in-house training for ALL coaches and assistant coaches; coach shirts and any additional equipment needed.  

Please contact VolunteerServices@MeckNC.gov for more information!

If you already know which sport, center, and/or age group you want to Coach – or if you have already contacted staff at your preferred Center – please make sure to list this information on your application.

Age Requirement: 18 and up

​Various Recreation Centers

Check www.parkandrec.com for locations
Start Time: Schedule varies by Center
End Time:
Category: Youth Sports
9/3/2018Flag Football COACHES
Program introduces the fundamentals of Flag Football, and provides youth with an opportunity for building sportsmanship while engaging in healthy competition.

Qualifications: 18 and over. Works great with kids, must have knowledge of the sport or willingness to learn. Background screening required.

Must be available to meet once or twice a week for practice and on Saturdays for games.

To check out where our centers are located go to www.parkandrec.com.                   

IMPORTANT: Registration for Fall sports ends on July 31 – YOU MUST HAVE YOUR APPLICATION AND BACKGROUND CHECK APPROVAL COMPLETED NO LATER THAN July 15!

​Coach will provide leadership and guidance, physical training, and instruction in the fundamentals of flag football for team players.

Park & Recreation provides: Coach training and National Association of Youth Sports (NAYS) certification for head coaches; additional in-house training for ALL coaches and assistant coaches; coach shirts and any additional equipment needed.  

*If you already know which sport, center, and/or age group you want to Coach – or if you have already contacted staff at your preferred Center – please make sure to list this information on your application.

Please contact VolunteerServices@MeckNC.gov for more information!

Age Requirement: 18 and up

​Various Recreation Centers

Check www.parkandrec.com for locations
Start Time: Schedule varies by Center
End Time:
Category: Youth Sports
10/13/2018MYSTERY DINNER

The Mystery Dinner is a great opportunity for a fun-loving group! Diners aged 15 and up with disabilities will work together to figure out who is the "criminal" in the crowd!

DATE OF EVENT: Saturday, October 13

                              Saturday, November 10

                              Saturday, December 15

​Volunteers are needed to help with set-up/tear down, serving food and drinks, games or other activities - and may even take part in the drama! *Volunteers must be at least 18 years old*

Age Requirement: 18 and up

Tyvola Senior Center

2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte, 28210
Start Time: 5:00pm
End Time: 8:00pm
Category: Therapeutic Recreation
10/20/2018TR Dance: MONSTER MASH!

Please note that the October "Monster Mash" Dance will be held on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20!  Teens to adults with disabilities dance the night away at these FUN themed events.

Contact: VolunteerServices@MeckNC.gov OR Mistie.Williams@MeckNC.gov to help with these events!

​Volunteers are needed to help with set-up/tear down, serving food and drinks, and helping with crafts, games or other activities. We will need EXTRA HELP for the Monster Mash Dance - this is a GREAT opportunity for a fun-loving group of Volunteers!!

*Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

Age Requirement: 18 and up

LOCATION CHANGE: TYVOLA SENIOR CENTER

2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte, NC, 28210
Start Time: 5:30 pm
End Time: 9:30 pm
Category: Therapeutic Recreation
10/20/2018Nature at Night Festival

​Join the McDowell Nature Center for a fun-filled, educational night as we explore what surprises nature has to offer after the sun goes down! The evening will include live animals, crafts, night hikes, hayrides, hot dogs and s'mores, storytelling, and much more! This event is rain or shine. Please dress in layers to be outdoors. Goodie bags, snacks and water will be provided for all Volunteers; dinner is provided for the evening shift only.  

You must contact VolunteerServices@MeckNC.gov or Melissa.Olenick@MeckNC.gov to sign up!

CHOOSE FROM 2 SHIFTS: Day/Setup - 10:00am-3:00pm OR Event - 3:00pm-9:00pm. *We need 20 Volunteers for setup, and 60 Volunteers for the Event - a great opportunity for groups!*

- Day/Setup shift:  Set up of tables/chairs, tents, luminaries, supplies, stations, etc. 

- Evening/Event shift:  Assist staff with stations: food, crafts, information tables, hayride, etc.

*Volunteers must be at least age 12; anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/adult at all times.  

Age Requirement: 12 and up, parent must accompany up to age 16

​McDowell Nature Center

15222 York Road, Charlotte, NC, 28273
Start Time: 10:00 am
End Time: 9:00 pm
Category: Natural Resources
10/26/2018CREEPY CRAWLY CRITTER-WEEN!

CREEPY CRAWLY CRITTER-WEEN is a FAMILY event to celebrate the diversity of creepy crawlies at Reedy Creek Nature Center at night! We have a host of fun and exciting activities planned including; live animals, costume contest, campfire, marshmallow roast, crafts, hayrides, and night hikes!

Contact: VolunteerServices@MeckNC.gov or Kathleen.Sweaney@mecklenburgcountync.gov

Volunteers will assist with: setup and decorations; greeting and helping with directions; kid crafts; marshmallow roasting; and crowd control at the hayride station. Please dress to be outdoors – bright colors; a non-scary, nature-themed costume is optional.

Age Requirement: 12 and up, parent must accompany up to age 16

​Reedy Creek Park, Shelter #3

2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte, 28215
Start Time: 4:00pm
End Time: 9:00pm
Category: Natural Resources


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