Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Volunteer Program

Last updated Jul. 21, 2014 - 3:41 pm
Volunteer Collage

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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*At this time, there are no volunteer opportunities for court appointed hours.

Chargers Teen Volunteer Program

Teens washing pots at Greenhouse

The Chargers Teen Volunteer Program offers a volunteer opportunity for teens, ages 13 through 16, to participate in park beautification projects within the Raleigh Parks System. Participants will be able to engage in fun, educational activities that address important environmental issues at several local parks. The program focuses on the importance of community service and a teen’s contribution to the Raleigh community.

Projects will take place on the mornings of Wednesday, July 23 and 30 at the Marsh Creek Greenhouse and Mordecai Historic Park. Volunteer activities will include washing pots, planting seeds/trees, spreading sand at a park, and other landscaping projects. Interested individuals may register for one or both projects.

For more information and program requirements, visit the Chargers Volunteer Registration.

Upcoming Events

EventDate Time Location
Beginning the R.
Andrews Learning
Sat. 8/238:30am-1pmWalnut Creek
Wetland Center
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Coaching and Ongoing Opportunities

Youth Cheerleading Coach
Biltmore Hills
Green Road
Laurel Hills
Millbrook Exchange
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Youth Fast Pitch Softball CoachBuffaloe Road Athletic Park
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Youth Baseball CoachBuffaloe Road Athletic ParkRegister Now
Youth Football Chain CrewLions Park
Buffaloe Road Athletic Park
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Group Volunteers

Volunteer Organizations

Businesses, schools, churches and organizations have the opportunity to contribute time, talent and resources to City Parks. To set up a volunteer event unique for your group, complete the group volunteer project interest form and return to Ashley Deans.

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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