Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Volunteer Program
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
Get Started Now
At this time, there are no volunteer opportunities for court appointed community service hours.
It's My Park and Trail Day
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.
Pre-registration is required of ALL volunteers to ensure enough tools and supplies are available for park projects and special events.
|Pinwheels in Parks||Wed. 4/1||11am-12pm||Laurel Hills|
|Wed. 4/1 thru|
|Various Times||Various |
|ISCA Swim Meet||Sat. 4/25||2pm-5pm||Millbrook Pool||Register Now|
|Night at the Museum|
|City of Raleigh|
(Adult sign up)
|Sat. 5/16||8am-5pm||Pullen Park||Register Now|
(Student sign up)
|Sat. 5/16||10am-4pm||Pullen Park||Register Now|
Coaching and Ongoing Opportunities
A completed volunteer application and background check is required for all coaching and ongoing opportunities.
|Docent Volunteer Program||Mordecai Historic Park||Register Now|
|Garden Volunteer Program||Mordecai Historic Park||Register Now|
|Youth Fast Pitch Softball Coach||Buffaloe Road Athletic Park||Register Now|
|Youth Slow Pitch Softball Coach||Optimist Park||Register Now|
|Youth Machine Pitch Softball Coach||Lions Park||Register Now|
|District 1 Youth Baseball Coach|
Brier Creek Park
|District 2 Youth Baseball Coach||Marsh Creek Park|
Buffaloe Road Athletic Park
|District 3 Youth Baseball Coach||Jaycee Park|
Laurel Hills Park
|District 4 Youth Baseball Coach||Chavis Park|
Sanderford Road Park
Biltmore Hills Park
Carolina Pines Park
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
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.