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 - DO NOT COMPLETE ON A CELL PHONE

    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.