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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.
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
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
Health Alert: To prevent spread of COVID-19, County services are operating at a limited capacity.