Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Volunteer Program

Last updated Apr. 21, 2014 - 8:58 am
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Join Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department's Volunteer Program. You are invited to make a difference in your community by volunteering for a park project, athletic team, special event or Adopt-A-Park program. There are many opportunities for individuals, groups, students and businesses to contribute to our quality programs and facilities. Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visit our new online Volunteer Registration which makes it easy to find the right opportunity for you! To register as a volunteer:

1. Create a Volunteer Profile
2. Select Areas of Interest
3. Register for Upcoming Events or Ongoing Projects
4. Receive confirmation email

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Raleigh Rocket Track & Field Program

Raleigh Rockets Participants

Raleigh Rockets Track & Field Program was developed to introduce young athletes to this sport rich in tradition and history. This program combines technical development and fundamental techniques with safety and a major focus on fun! We want to inspire athletes to have a love for running and being active.

Join us for this year's Track Meets which will take place on March 28th, April 11th, May 16th, and May 30th at Buffaloe Road Athletic Park from 4pm-7pm. Volunteers will assist with timing races, managing field events, and handing out awards. You must be 16 years old and older to volunteer.

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Upcoming Events

Wake County
Senior Games
3/31-4/29Various TimesVarious LocationsRegister Now
Park BeautificationSat. 4/269am-11:30amPowell Drive ParkRegister Now
Special Olympics
Track & Field
Wed. 5/7
Thu. 5/8
9:30am-1:00pmCary AcademyRegister Now

Hershey Track
& Field Games

Sat. 5/10
Tue. 6/17
Fri. 6/27
Buffaloe Road Park
Buffaloe Road Park
Sanderson High School
Register Now
Masters Track
& Field Meet
Fri. 6/6
Sat. 6/7
7:30am-4:30pmNCSU Paul Derr TrackRegister Now

Coaching and Ongoing Opportunities

After School Homework AssistantMethod Community CenterRegister Now
Youth Slow Pitch Softball CoachOptimist ParkRegister Now
Youth Fast Pitch Softball CoachBuffaloe Road Athletic ParkRegister Now

Group Volunteers

Volunteer Organizations

Businesses, schools, churches and organizations have the opportunity to contribute time, talent and resources to City Parks. Contact Cindy Trumbower at 919-996-3292 to set up a volunteer event unique for your group.

Adopt A Park

Fallon Park Volunteers

The Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Adopt-A-Park Program is always looking for new volunteers and groups to enhance city parks and trails.

The citizen volunteer or group agrees to maintain the designated park, trail or open space quarterly for at least one year. The volunteer or group of volunteers is asked to sign an Adopt-A-Park agreement. This agreement is renewed on a yearly basis.

Adopt-A-Park List of Available and Adopted Parks

Greenway Volunteer Program

Greenway Volunteer

The Greenway Volunteer Program is designed to engage current Greenway users to help be the eyes and ears for the Raleigh Police and Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Departments.

Greenway volunteers generally patrol Greenways a minimum of eight hours a month and do not need to act as a volunteer every time they use a Greenway. Greenway volunteers have basic knowledge of the Greenway system, including its rules and regulations,and they are also able to recognize unsafe conditions on the Greenway.

For more information, contact Bruce Embry, Raleigh Police Department Volunteer Coordinator at 919-996-1118 or e-mail

Greenway Volunteer Program Brochure

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