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.
10,000+ Volunteers Make an Impact
Over the past year, thousands of individual and group volunteers contributed their time, talents, and resources to the Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department. We appreciate your involvement and commitment to our parks and programs. Check out the annual report to see the impact you made on the City of Raleigh!Volunteer Services Program Annual Report
Pre-registration is required of ALL volunteers to ensure enough tools and supplies are available for park projects and special events.
|Pumpkinfest||Fri. 10/16||5:30pm-9pm||Barwell Road|
|Sat. 10/24||5:30pm-10pm||Millbrook |
|Spooktacular||Mon. 10/26||2pm-9pm||Green Road|
|Fall Carnival||Mon. 10/26||3pm-8pm||Jaycee |
|Fall Carnival||Mon. 10/26||6pm-8:30pm||Carolina Pines|
|Twick or Treat||Thur. 10/29||5pm-8pm||Laurel Hills|
|Fri. 10/30||4:30pm-8pm||Peach Road|
|Boo Bash||Fri. 10/30||5:30pm-9pm||Lake Lynn|
|Coats Cause |
|Sgt. Courtney |
|VIP Cooking |
|Wed. 11/18||5:30pm-10pm||Jaycee |
Coaching and Ongoing Opportunities
A completed volunteer application and background check is required for all coaching and ongoing opportunities.
|Interpretive Garden Volunteer||Durant Nature Preserve||Register Now|
|Docent Volunteer Program||Mordecai Historic Park||Register Now|
|Garden Volunteer Program||Mordecai Historic Park||Register Now|
|Youth Basketball Coach||Various Community Centers||Register Now|
|Fletcher Park Volunteer||Fred Fletcher Park||Register Now|
Chargers Teen Volunteer Program
Chargers Teen Volunteer Program offers an opportunity for teens to make a positive impact in our City Parks. Monthly park clean ups will take place at selected parks once a month on a Saturday from 9am-11:30am.
To participate, you must be between the ages of 13-18 and need volunteer hours for school or service clubs. We do recommend that all volunteers sign up with a friend or group. All volunteers must register online and have permission from a parent/guardian to participate.Register Now
The Adopt-A-Playground program allows citizen volunteers and groups to help keep our playgrounds safe and clean. Volunteer responsibilities include: visually inspecting and wiping down equipment, picking up litter, and raking sand/woodchips. Volunteers are asked to complete an Adopt-A-Playground agreement and participate in volunteer activities once a month for a year.
List of Playgrounds
The 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.Find your trail now
Adopt A Park
The 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.