Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Volunteer Program

Last updated Apr. 13, 2015 - 11:07 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 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 community service hours.

It's My Park and Trail Day

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Join us on Saturday, April 18 to celebrate National Volunteer Month!

The Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department has over 9800 acres of parkland throughout the City. With thousands of users each day, our Raleigh Parks system provides a fun outdoor experience for all to enjoy.

We are seeking individuals of all ages to assist with picking up litter and cleaning up City of Raleigh parks, open spaces, greenway trails, dog parks, playgrounds, outdoor athletic fields and courts, and natural areas.

Whether it's 30 minutes or a couple of hours, any volunteer help is appreciated! Thanks for your dedication and commitment to keeping the City of Raleigh clean.

Sign Up Now to Volunteer

Upcoming Events

Pre-registration is required of ALL volunteers to ensure enough tools and supplies are available for park projects and special events.

EventDateTime Location
Wake County
Senior Games
Wed. 4/1 thru
Wed. 4/29
Various TimesVarious
Register Now
Raleigh Rockets
Track Meets
Thurs. 4/16
Thurs. 4/23
Thurs. 5/14
Thurs. 5/28
Buffaloe Road
Athletic Park
Register Now
ISCA Swim MeetSat. 4/25 2pm-5pmMillbrook PoolRegister Now
Night at the Museum
Gala Fundraiser
Mon. 5/4
Sat. 6/6
Sat. 6/6
City of Raleigh
Register Now

Coaching and Ongoing Opportunities

A completed volunteer application and background check is required for all coaching and ongoing opportunities.

Docent Volunteer ProgramMordecai Historic ParkRegister Now
Garden Volunteer ProgramMordecai Historic ParkRegister Now
Youth Fast Pitch Softball CoachBuffaloe Road Athletic ParkRegister Now
Youth Slow Pitch Softball CoachOptimist ParkRegister Now
Youth Machine Pitch Softball CoachLions ParkRegister Now
District 1 Youth Baseball Coach

Brier Creek Park
Honeycutt Park
Millbrook Exchange Park
Baileywick Park
Lake Lynn Park
Optimist Park
North Hills Park

Register Now
District 2 Youth Baseball CoachMarsh Creek Park
Worthdale Park
Buffaloe Road Athletic Park
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District 3 Youth Baseball CoachJaycee Park
Method Park
Laurel Hills Park
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District 4 Youth Baseball CoachChavis Park
Sanderford Road Park
Biltmore Hills Park
Carolina Pines Park
Register Now


Greenway Trail

The Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Adopt-A-Trail program provides a volunteer opportunity for interested individuals, businesses and groups to participate in trail cleanup and support the Capital Area Greenway System. The citizen volunteer agrees to maintain the greenway trail quarterly for at least one year. The citizen volunteer must sign an Adopt-A-Trail Agreement and submit quarterly reports to Parks staff.

Volunteers can adopt any available trail segment by viewing our interactive map. Trail segment adoptions are limited to one per citizen volunteer or volunteer group and are on a first come, first serve basis.

Learn more about Adopt-A-Trail

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.

The citizen volunteer or group agrees to maintain the designated park 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

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.

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