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Martin County Volunteer Opportunities

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February 05, 2021 at 02:34 PM

Volunteers have an enormous impact on the health and well-being of our local community. There are many volunteer opportunities available here at Martin County and we hope you will find one or many that interest you! 

Parks and Recreation Volunteer Opportunities

Music at the Mansion Concert Series (Pending due to COVID-19)

Fall Fest: The event will be on Friday, October 8, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at a county park. The volunteer positions consist in helping decorate the park in fall fun, assist with setting up and breaking down for the event, arts and crafts with children, field games, assisting with vendors, etc.

Parks Department: The parks department needs volunteers year-round to assist with clean-up of our county parks and beaches. Please inquire if interested in more details. You would be shadowing a lead parks attendant at local parks and assisting in a variety of duties from trash pickup to painting. 

Parks Department Office Assistant: The Parks and Recreation Administration office would need a volunteer to assist with answering phone calls from the public on a variety of topics. The volunteer would be trained and prepared for basic public questions or concerns. In addition, the volunteer may be asked to file paperwork, create spreadsheets, research programs and activities, and assist with other office-related duties as necessary.

Parks Operations: Volunteer opportunities within the park operations division include mulching beds around our park entry signs, planting around our park entry signs, maintenance of our hiking trails, painting picnic tables and data entry. 

Parks and Recreation Month: The event will take place at a county park on Saturday, July 10, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The volunteer position consists in helping with family games, registration table, marketing table, and help set up and breakdown event.

Senior Games: The event annually occurs during the last weekend in October through the first weekend in November. Various sports games from swimming, bowling, track and field, tennis, basketball, etc. take place throughout the county to help qualify for the State Senior Games. The volunteer position consists in helping out with a variety of sports in keeping score, timers for swimming, registration forms, helping with our vendor booths, and help set up and breakdown activities within each sport. Volunteer Registration for this opportunity will begin on Monday, September 13, 2021.

FPSA & FSHAA Swim Meets: The swim meets annually occur at the Sailfish Splash water park during the last weekend in September (FSPA) and second and third weekends in November (FSHAA). The volunteer position consists in helping with timing each swimmer, gate attendants, volunteer booth, hospitality room, parking detail, etc. Volunteer Registration for this opportunity will begin on Monday, August 30, 2021 for both Swim Meets.

Winter Fest: The event will be on Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will be held at Indian Riverside Park. The volunteer positions consist in helping decorate the park in holiday cheer, assist with setting up and breaking down for the event, arts and crafts with children, field games, assisting with Santa Clause, etc.  

Afterschool Programs: The Martin County Parks and Recreation Department offers three locations for afterschool care for children ages 5 and over. During regular school days, afterschool takes place from 2 pm to 6 pm. During early release, afterschool takes place from 12 pm to 6 pm, and during non-school days, afterschool takes place from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. These programs are provided at no cost to these children and are funded by the Children’s Services Council. Volunteers assigned to these locations will assist staff with the following: childcare, leading activities such as arts and crafts, homework help, sports and outdoor playtime activities, and other activities, assisting staff with setup and breakdown and cleaning the facility, assisting with check in and check out of participants, assisting with filing and paperwork, and other tasks as assigned.

Volunteens Program: Martin County Parks and Recreation offers a Volunteens program for middle school and high school students 13 to 17 years of age during the summer months. Volunteens assist summer camps organized by Martin County Parks and Recreation.

Teen Advisory Board: Get involved! Become a voice in your community! The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a group of Martin County middle school and high school students who discuss and plan teen events and activities as well as local and national fundraisers all while having fun! The TAB hosts "X-treme Teen" events, which are safe, supervised and FREE for all middle school and high school students in Martin County and are funded through the Children's Services Council of Martin County. Events include a Back to School Bash, Bowling and Trivia Night, Dodgeball Tournament and more!

Library Volunteer Opportunities

Library Volunteer Opportunities for Adults:

  • Shelving library materials
  • Repairing damaged materials
  • Digital idea lab assistant
  • Computer Class Instructor
  • Computer Coaching
  • Literacy Services
  • Homework Help
  • Library Docents
  • Assist in the Children's department
  • Bonnie's Bookstore
  • Friend's Book Depot in the B&A Flea market
  • Special Events and Programs

Library Volunteer Opportunities for Teens:

  • Shelving library materials
  • Assist in Children's Department

Book Reviews for Teens: If you are a teenager interested in volunteer hours by submitting book reviews, please visit the Library's Teen Services page for more information.

How to Apply:

  • To apply for a Library volunteer position, please complete the "Library Volunteer Application."
  • To apply for all other (non-library) volunteer opportunities, select "Martin County Volunteer Application."

Contact Us:

For any questions regarding volunteer opportunities, please select the "Contact Us" button to submit an inquiry.

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