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Park and Recreation Volunteer Opportunities

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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.

Volunteer Opportunities

1/23/2021"WEED WARRIORS" Invasive Plant Removal

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! Come prepared to cut down small shrubs with provided hand tools.

Dates: Saturdays

  • January 23, 2021
  • February 27, 2021
  • March 27, 2021
  • April 24, 2021

You must register for Weed Warriors at this link:

Park and Recreation Volunteers: Weed Warriors at McDowell Nature Preserve

​Volunteers will assist Natural Resources staff in tracking down and removing invasive plants, including Elaeagnus sp. – A.K.A. Silverberry!

  • Volunteers 12 years old and up are welcome!
  • Anyone under the age of 16 MUST be accompanied by a parent/adult at all times.
  • Dress appropriately to be working outdoors for 2.5 hours; closed-toe shoes are required! Please bring your own work gloves and face covering.
  • Bring your own sunscreen, bug spray, water bottle and snacks.

Questions? Contact  


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

​McDowell Nature Center/Preserve

15222 South York Road, Charlotte, NC, 28278
Start Time: 9:30am
End Time: 12:00
Category: Natural Resources
2/16/2021A WALK IN THE PARK Cleanups

Sign up today to help keep your favorite Park or Greenway clean and healthy by picking up trash! A great way to spend an hour at lunchtime on Tuesdays, 11:00am-12:00, getting outdoors and helping in your community. REGISTER AT THIS LINK: (TO BE ANNOUNCED)

DATES: Every Tuesday beginning February 16, 2021!

​- Registration is limited to 20 Volunteers per date EVERY VOLUNTEER MUST PRE-REGISTER!

- Volunteers should plan to bring their own work gloves, face coverings and water supply – All current distancing and health directives will be followed.

- An email will be sent to all Volunteers the day before the cleanup date, with details about parking, what to bring, what to wear, etc. *Cleanup/Parking locations subject to change!

- Volunteers should be at least 10 years old; anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 21 years old.

If you have questions, or if you have a group who would like to help on a different day/time, please contact the Park & Recreation Volunteer Coordinator at .

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

​Various Parks, Greenways and Nature Preserves throughout Mecklenburg County!

Various locations - refer to SignUp Genius link
Start Time: 11:00am
End Time: 12:00 noon
Category: Park Projects


Office Location:

Mecklenburg County
Park and Recreation
5841 Brookshire Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28216


Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.



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