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Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Volunteer Program

Last updated Oct. 17, 2014 - 3:33 pm
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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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*At this time, there are no volunteer opportunities for court appointed community service hours.

Tree Stewards Program

Tree Stewards logo

The NeighborWoods Tree Planting Program provides an opportunity for Raleigh citizens to care for street trees in our neighborhoods. With 14,500 trees planted and counting, the program is offering a fun, educational volunteer opportunity for interested individuals to become Tree Stewards in order to maintain and care for young trees.

As a Tree Steward, you will receive training that includes tree identification, common pests/injuries to trees, the proper techniques to care and maintain new trees and much more. To participate, you must be at least 18 years of age and maintain your adopted tree area once a quarter for at least one year.

Trainings will be held on November 8 or January 10 from 9am-11am or 1pm-3pm. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, contact Leigh Bragassa, Tree Planting Coordinator.

Sign up to be a Tree Steward now

Upcoming Events

EventDate Time Location
Haunted TrolleyFri. 10/24
Sat. 10/25
6pm-10pm
6pm-10pm
Mordecai Historic
Park
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Boo BashFri. 10/245pm-9pmLake Lynn
Community Center
Register Now
Method Fall
Festival
Fri. 10/244:30pm-7:30pmMethod
Community Center
Register Now
SpooktacularFri. 10/24
Mon. 10/27
3pm-6pm
2pm-9pm
Green Road
Community Center
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Park
Beautification
Sat. 10/259am-12pmFallon ParkRegister Now
Haunted Mordecai
Festival
Sat. 10/2511:30am-2pm
2pm-4:30pm
Mordecai Historic
Park
Register Now
Halloween DanceSat. 10/255:30pm-10pmGreen Road
Community Center
Register Now
Haunted
Halloween
Fri. 10/314:30pm-8pmPeach Road
Neighborhood Park
Register Now
Park BeautificationSat. 11/89am-12pmEdna Metz
Wells Park
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Coaching and Ongoing Opportunities

OpportunityLocation
Cemetery Watch ProgramCity Cemetery
Mt. Hope Cemetery
O'Rorke-Catholic Cemetery
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District 1 Basketball CoachOptimist
Millbrook Exchange
Lake Lynn
Brier Creek
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District 2 Basketball CoachGreen Road
Barwell Road
Lions Park
Marsh Creek
Register Now
District 3 Basketball CoachJaycee Park
Laurel Hills
Method Park
Register Now
District 4 Basketball CoachRoberts Park
Tarboro Road
Biltmore Hills
Carolina Pines
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City Wide League Basketball CoachMillbrook Exchange
Lions Park
Green Road
Brier Creek
Laurel Hills
Method Park
Halifax
Register Now

*All volunteers must complete a volunteer application and background check for coaching and ongoing opportunities

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 bruce.embry@raleighnc.gov.

Greenway Volunteer Program Brochure

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