Community service & volunteerism are a valuable investment in the community and people of Chapel Hill. Please select your volunteer job carefully! Review your schedule prior to committing and know what hours you're expected to participate. Find out how to submit the forms from each program's coordinator.
The purpose of this handbook is to provide you with basic information about the various volunteer opportunities available and our volunteer expectations. We offer short term and longer-term appointments depending upon the season or activity. Please review the attached materials and choose the volunteer role description that interests you. Contact the supervisor listed on the volunteer role description to begin the process and embark on a unique experience.
A volunteer application is not a guarantee of placement in a volunteer task or position unless you have confirmation of acceptance by a Parks & Recreation staff person. We have three categories of volunteers within the Parks & Recreation Department. We accept teens (ages 14-17) as well as adults (ages 18 and above).
Volunteers who work with our vulnerable populations are asked to complete and submit a background check and volunteer agreement at least five business days before beginning to volunteer. Volunteers who wish to drive are required to have background and driving history checks.