Parks and Recreation Volunteer Program
You are invited to become a part of the Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department's Volunteer Program and make a difference in your community. You may volunteer as an individual or as part of a group on a one-time or ongoing basis.
Individuals, families, students, businesses and organizations have an opportunity to contribute time, talents and resources to our City Parks. Volunteers can assist with park projects and recreation programs. Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Through the efforts of both City staff and volunteers, the Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department can continue its fine tradition of providing quality leisure services to citizens of all ages.
Volunteers needed to help remove invasives - Volunteers of all ages are invited to help remove invasives at various greenway trails and parks. (Ages 16 and under must be accompanied by adult) Tools will be provided. Wear work gloves, old clothes and shoes that will get dirty.
- June 22, 9am-Noon, Meet at Durant Nature Park, 8305 Camp Durant Road, 27614. To register, email Amy.Corbally@raleighnc.gov or call 919-870-2871
Parks Division Volunteer Opportunities
There are many opportunities for your company, school, church or civic club to volunteer at one of Raleigh's parks. Contact Cindy.Trumbower@raleighnc.gov to set up a date for your group for one of the following activities:
- Removal of Invasives
- Litter and debris removal
- Planting Annuals
Recreation Division Volunteer Opportunities
The Recreation Division offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for all ages.
- Aquatic Coaches
- English as a Second Language Instructor
- Mordecai Historic Park
- Specialized Recreation Volunteer
- Youth Sports Coach
- Lake Johnson Ambassador Program
- Models at Sertoma
Special Events Volunteer
Throughout the year the Parks and Recreation Department hosts special events for the public. Some of these events include the July 4th Celebration, Kidsfest and Springfest. We are always looking for volunteers to help out at these events.
Contact: Cindy Trumbower 919-996-3292
Adopt A Park
The City of Raleigh offers a variety of volunteer opportunities specifically geared towards protecting and improving the environment for active participation by individuals, families, businesses, civic and community groups.
The Raleigh Parks and Recreation Adopt-A-Park Program is always looking for new volunteer individuals and groups to enhance city parks, trails and facilities. These enhancements may include gardening, landscaping, litter and debris removal, mulching, painting, trail maintenance and more.
The program is structured to ensure the success of each volunteer project by establishing project parameters and detailing responsibilities of both the volunteer and the department.
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.