Volunteer Information

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We would love to have you or your group as a volunteer. We have opportunities for all abilities and interests. We need volunteers for the following activities and more:

  • Athletic Leagues
  • Camps
  • Office Work
  • Park Ambassadors
  • Senior Center activities
  • Special Events
  • Trips

Whether you're seeking meaningful activities for your high schooler; experience for your college resume; or just feel motivated to give something back to your community, we'll find something to suit your needs and interests. For more information or to volunteer as a group, feel free to email Lisa Hanks or call 757-890-3500.

Sign Up Process

  1. Application

    Complete the online Volunteer Services Application. If you have a specific program or location you desire to volunteer, please indicate it on the volunteer application. 
  2. Background Check

    Complete the background check process at no fee for you. (If you have applied within the last 9 months, you do not need to apply again.)
  3. Mandated Reporting

    Code of Virginia 63.2-1509 indicates those associated with our Parks and Recreation programs are considered to be mandated reporters. Therefore, upon a successful background check, we require volunteers to take the DSS Mandated Reporting course before volunteering. This course is offered online.

View policy on background check/screening process (PDF).
Once we have received the application and you have correctly submitted a background check online to NCSI, the approximate turn-around time is a week to clear you as a volunteer.

Attend Volunteer Orientation / Meeting

This will vary by program and event. Once you have officially cleared, a Recreation Supervisor will contact you to inform you of any orientation or meetings you might need to attend.