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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

  
  
10/1/2018Youth Basketball COACHES
(Posted Nov 9)
WE HAVE IMMEDIATE NEEDS FOR COACHES AT THESE CENTERS:
- Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center, 28208 - 8U; 2 asst coaches
- Ivory/Baker Recreation Center, 28206 - 6U, 8U
- Ray's Splash Planet, 28202 - 6U, 8U, 10U
- Tom Sykes Recreation Center, 28203 - 8U, 10U, 12U
- Southview Recreation Center, 28208 - 12U; 16U; Girls 12U
- West Charlotte Recreation Center, 28216 - 12U
 
Program introduces the fundamentals of Basketball, 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 Basketball ended on October 31 – PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR PREFERRED RECREATION CENTER TO SEE IF POSITIONS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!

​Coach will provide leadership and guidance, physical training, and instruction in the fundamentals of basketball 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, December 15

                                Saturday, January 12, 2019

                                Saturday, February 9, 2019 

                                Saturday, March 9, 2019

​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
11/9/2018AGOC Study Time for Youth

​"AGOC STUDY TIME" is an after-school enrichment program for students in 1st grade through 6th grade. Study Time takes place every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Study Time is already in progress, and continues throughout the school year! We need at least 3 Volunteers for each day of the week (Tues or Thur) – please specify which day you can come!

Volunteers will assist with one-on-one tutoring in Math and Reading skills, in a classroom setting. Materials and program orientation will be provided.

- Volunteers must be at least 18 years old - age 21 and up is preferred.

- Volunteers must complete an online application and background check.

Please contact VolunteerServices@MeckNC.gov to sign up!

Age Requirement: 18 and up

​Arbor Glen Outreach Center

1520 Clanton Road, Charlotte, NC, 28208
Start Time: 5:30pm
End Time: 6:30pm
Category: Recreation Center Programs
11/9/2018Learning, Impacting & Teaching (LIT) Program for Youth & Teens

​THIS IS AN ONGOING PROGRAM - The LIT Program takes place Monday through Thursday afternoons throughout the school year! Volunteers are needed for 1 to 3 hours each date, and will set a schedule with Recreation Center staff. This is a great opportunity to set a positive example for students!

Volunteers are needed to help with assisting youth and teens with homework in various subjects.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old for this ongoing opportunity, and must submit an application and background check.

Please contact VolunteerServices@MeckNC.gov to register as a volunteer!

Age Requirement: 18 and up

​West Charlotte Recreation Center

2401 Kendall Drive, Charlotte, NC, 28216
Start Time: 4:00pm
End Time: 7:00pm
Category: Recreation Center Programs
11/16/2018MONTHLY DANCE for Teens/Adults

The TR 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.

ALTERNATE LOCATION, due to upcoming renovations at the Marion Diehl Center: Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, 28210 (on Marion Diehl campus)

UPCOMING DATES:  Friday, December 14; Friday, January 18; Friday, February 22; Friday, March 15

Contact: VolunteerServices@MeckNC.gov OR Mistie.Williams@MeckNC.gov

​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.

 

Age Requirement: 18 and up

​Marion Diehl Recreation Center

2219 Tyvola Road, Charlotte, NC, 28210
Start Time: 5:30 pm
End Time: 9:30pm
Category: Therapeutic Recreation
11/19/2018NEW! Tutoring at Revolution

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!

​Volunteer 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!

Age Requirement: 18 and up

​Revolution Park Sports Academy

1125 Remount Road, Charlotte, NC, 28208
Start Time: Wed: 6:00pm; Sat: 9:00am
End Time: Wed: 8:00pm; Sat: 11:00am
Category: Recreation Center Programs
12/14/2018MONTHLY DANCE for Teens & Adults

The TR 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.

ALTERNATE LOCATION: Tyvola Senior Center (on Marion Diehl campus) - 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte, NC, 28210

December 14 (2nd Friday) - Wizard of Oz; January 18 - Theme TBD; February 22 - Theme TBD; March 15 - Theme TBD

 

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

Age Requirement: 18 and up

​Marion Diehl Recreation Center

2219 Tyvola Road, Charlotte, NC, 28210
Start Time: 5:30pm
End Time: 9:30pm
Category: Therapeutic Recreation
12/21/2018STAR SENIOR MUSICAL THEATER

The program will inspire and lift the spirits of the seniors with its power to spark any possible emotion through music! Each group will sing their favorite Christmas carol and be judged on: creativity, colors, props, energy and holiday spirit.

Volunteers are needed to help with:

Setting up for the event; serving food and drinks; operating music for the show; judging for awards; tearing down/cleaning up after the event. Please wear comfortable clothing in holiday colors!

*May choose a shift: 9:00-11:00am or 11:00am-1:30pm*

Volunteers should be at least 18 years old for this event  

Please contact VolunteerServices@MeckNC.gov or Eunice.Jones@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov  

Age Requirement: 18 and up

​Shamrock Senior Center (at Methodist Home Rec. Center)

3200 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC, 28215
Start Time: 9:00am
End Time: 1:30pm
Category: Seniors
1/2/2019CHALLENGER BASKETBALL for Youth/Teens

CHALLENGER BASKETBALL is offered by MCPRD-Therapeutic & Inclusive Recreation Services - Wednesdays from January 2 through February 27: 5:30-6:30pm (Youth), and 6:30-7:30pm (Teens)

Ready to take it to the hoop? Join us to improve your free throws, lays ups, jumper and defensive moves! Then we’ll put it all together to scrimmage each other. Youth and Teens with disabilities will learn or master the skills needed to play basketball!

VOLUNTEERS are needed to: Assist players with on court positions, help run drills/monitor skills, manage offense/defense, one-on-one assistance to a specific player, encourage sportsmanship, encourage hydration.
Please wear athletic apparel or clothes you can move, run & jump in.

*Volunteers MUST be at least 18 years old, and must complete an online application including a background check.*

CONTACT VolunteerServices@MeckNC.gov for more information and to apply!

Age Requirement: 18 and up

​Marion Diehl Recreation Center (gymnasium)

2219 Tyvola Road, Charlotte, NC, 28210
Start Time: 5:30pm
End Time: 7:30pm
Category: Therapeutic Recreation
2/9/2019FAIRY HOUSE FESTIVAL 2019

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!

​Please choose a shift to Volunteer: 9:00am-1:30pm OR 1:00-5:00pm

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 for the MORNING shift only.

*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 VolunteerServices@MeckNC.gov to sign up!

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

​Latta Plantation Nature Preserve

5226 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC, 28078
Start Time: 9:00am
End Time: 5:00pm
Category: Special Events
2/23/2019Natural Resources Volunteer Information Session

​Are you interested in helping out at one of Park & Recreation's Nature Centers or Nature Preserves? Attend one of our upcoming Orientation Sessions to find out what it takes to Volunteer:

Tour the facility, review available Volunteer roles (such as special events, programming, stewardship, etc.) and expected commitments, and more!

Contact: Jose.Chavez@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov  or VolunteerServices@MeckNC.gov

​Duties will vary according to Volunteer's interest and time availability.

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

​Reedy Creek Nature Center

2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte, NC, 28215
Start Time: 11:00am
End Time: 12:30pm
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