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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.
The Monthly Dance is the place to be on the 3rd Friday of
each month! Teens to adults with disabilities dance the night away at these FUN
themed events, offered by Therapeutic & Inclusive Recreation Services.
Volunteers are needed to help with set-up/tear down, serving food and drinks, and helping with crafts, games or other activities.
*Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Contact: VolunteerServices@MeckNC.gov or Madeline.Jones@MeckNC.gov
Tyvola Senior Center (on Marion Diehl Campus)
Meet the staff at McDowell Nature Center to connect with people and nature, all while making a positive difference in the community by removing invasive plant species!
Dates: Saturdays –
You must register for this project by contacting: VolunteerServices@MeckNC.gov or Ariel.Lowery@MeckNC.gov *We need to know how many Volunteers to plan for (with tools and gloves), and we need to be able to contact you in case of changes or cancellations!*
McDowell Nature Center/Preserve
Students in grades K-12 receive weekly tutoring in reading and math, primarily facilitated by NC Educator licensed teachers.
Volunteers MUST be at least 18 years old, and submit an online application including a background check.
Contact VolunteerServices@MeckNC.gov to register!
Volunteers provide valuable 1-on-1 assistance to students in studying reading and math. A great opportunity to provide a positive example to youth and teens!
Revolution Park Sports Academy
Come and help with this HUGE annual family festival at Latta Plantation Nature Center! Activities will include: a fairy house building contest, fairy-themed crafts and games, geocaching, storytelling and more!
3 SHIFT OPTIONS are available - Please specify when signing up:
- Morning: 9:00am-1:30pm - Afternoon: 1:00pm-5:00pm
- ALL DAY - 9:00am-5:00pm
Volunteers will assist with a variety of stations, including but not limited to: crafts, games, registration, assisting with shuttles, preparing free popcorn, tending fire pits, etc.
Please dress for the weather - the Festival is a rain-or-shine event! Volunteers are welcome to dress up in fairy themed clothing that is family-friendly. Lunch will be provided ONLY for Volunteers who work all day.
*Volunteers must be at least 12 years old - any Volunteer under the age of 16 MUST be accompanied by a parent/adult at all times! Please also note that adult Volunteers must register and pay for children to attend the Festival.
Contact Kerrinne.Hable@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or VolunteerServices@MeckNC.gov to sign up!
Latta Nature Preserve
Program introduces the fundamentals of Baseball or Tee-ball, and provides youth with an opportunity for building sportsmanship while engaging in healthy competition.
Qualifications: 18 and over; 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 Spring sports ends on February 28 – YOU MUST HAVE YOUR APPLICATION AND BACKGROUND CHECK APPROVAL COMPLETED NO LATER THAN February 20!
Coach will provide leadership and guidance, physical training, and instruction in the fundamentals of baseball/tee-ball 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.
Recreation Centers in Charlotte-Mecklenburg area