You LOVE our parks and we LOVE our volunteers! Join the Parks and Recreation department as a volunteer and help us make our fantastic events, facilities and programs even better, all while having fun working with a dynamic team! We have a wide variety of volunteer tasks to suit your interests and abilities.
Parks and Recreation Volunteer Opportunities
Fall Fest: The event will be on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 5 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.
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.
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.
Music at the Mansion Concert Series: The community concerts will be the first Sunday of each month from December 2019 through May 2020, from either 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., or 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Indian Riverside Park. The volunteer position consists in helping with setting up and breaking down for the event, face painting, assisting in our Marketing booth, help assist vendors at the event.
Winter Fest: The event will be on Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 3 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.
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.
How to Apply:
To apply for any of our Parks and Recreation volunteer opportunities, please select the Volunteer Application button and complete the "volunteer application."
If you have any questions, please select the "Contact Us" button to submit an inquiry, or call our Parks and Recreation department Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (772) 221-1418.