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Volunteer Program

Volunteers are the heart of our department. They help keep our parks beautiful and our recreation centers humming with activity. They share their skills, contribute their time, and enhance our lives. 

Over 4,000 volunteers contributed approximately 339,109 service hours during FY 2017-2018, valued at $8.52 million. Individuals and groups share their talents and expertise by participating in senior adult and after school programs, park beautification projects like “It’s My Park Day,” and numerous other daily activities and special events.  

Find your perfect match - whether at a recreation center or park, a one-time event or on-going activity, with a group or individually - there are many ways to get involved.

Check-out the opportunities, fill out a form and you are on your way!

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

 

Sunday Basketball Fun


Park in the Woods Recreation is in need of volunteers to help coach, operate the score clock and keep score for basketball games on Sundays. Do you have a few hours to spare? Come have some fun with us!
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Thursday Night Basketball


Grauwyler Recreation needs volunteers to operate the score clock and keep score for basketball games on Thursday evenings. Do you have a few hours to spare? Volunteer with us and make a difference in a person’s life!
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Volunteer Rugby Coaches Needed 

Teach one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Rugby Coaches are needed at several Dallas Park and Recreation centers in Southeast Dallas for youth Rugby.
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Volunteers Need for Senior Sewing Class

Volunteers are needed to teach sewing to senior citizens on Wednesdays at Cummings Recreation Center.
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Youth Boxing Coach Needed


Do you love boxing? Join us Wednesdays at Cummings Recreation Center and share the sport you love with our youth boxers. 
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Teen Tech Center Mentors - Calling all Techies!!! 

If you have an interest in Music Production, Video Production, Graphic Design, Fashion Design,3D Animation, Game Development, Music/Movie Editing, Robotics, Engineering or any other technology field, we need your expertise!

Anita Martinez Soccer Coaches and Volunteers Needed


Mondays and Wednesdays
Volunteers are needed to coach and help with soccer team. Just two hours a week of your time to help a kid have a better future. Can we count on you?
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Morning Dance Exercise Leaders Needed at Larry Johnson Rec. Center


Any day of the Week | 9:00am-10:00am
Larry Johnson Recreation Center needs volunteers to lead a morning dance exercise class for seniors. Class can be any style of music and exercise such as zumba, jazzercise, or music that will get our seniors active and moving. You can teach one day a week or every day. Can we count on you?
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Volunteer Needed to Teach Kids Martial Arts at Umphress Rec. Center


On Your Time | Any day of the Week | 6:30pm-7:30pm
Umphress Recreation Center is looking for a volunteer that will teach kids martial arts. We can work with whatever evening hour you have to help and any day of the weekday. If you can teach just one hour a week, you could make a lasting impression on a child and teach them positive disciplines what will last a lifetime. Will you help shape a kid’s future?
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Volunteer Needed to Teach Kids Beginner Ballet


One Hour A Week | Any day of the Week | 6:30pm-7:30pm
Umphress Recreation Center is looking for a volunteer that will teach kids ages 5+ beginner ballet. We can work with whatever evening hour you have to help and any day of the weekday. If you can teach just one hour a week, you could make a lasting impression on a child and teach them positive disciplines what will last a lifetime. Will you help shape a kid’s future?
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