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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. 

Volunteers contributed approximately 276,860 service hours during FY 2015-2016, valued at $6.47 million. Individuals and groups share their talents and expertise by participating in senior adult and afterschool 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!

Volunteer Opportunities

 


Senior Walk-A-Thon


September 20, 2018   |    9:00am-11:30am
Grauwyler Recreation Center needs a volunteer group to help at the walking trail while the seniors are walking around a one mile trail. Volunteers will also hand out bottles of water to the seniors and help pass out the box lunches. Assist in the raffle and cleanup after the event is over with by taking out trash, picking up tables and chairs. Join the fun!
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Unidos – Chief on the Beat


September 22, 2018    |     10:00am-2:00pm
Volunteers are needed for the Ann Richards Middle School “Unidos” Chief on the Beat community event. Volunteers will interact with the community and give out information available at the Dallas Police Department booth. Lots of fun!
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Asian Health and Safety Fair


October 06, 2018  |   9:00am-1:00pm
Volunteers are needed to help distribute information at the Asian Health and Safety Fair in Northeast Dallas. Join us for a morning of festivities and fun. We need you!
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Pumpkins on the Plaza


October 20, 2018    |    2:00pm-9:00pm
Volunteers are needed to assist with crafts and games. Help with setup and cleanup. This is a family event that is free to the community. Join us for a evening of festivities and fun. We need you!
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Kleberg-Rylie Recreation Center Annual Haunted House


October 26, 2018    |    5:00pm-10:00pm
October 30, 2018    |    5:00pm-10:00pm
Kleberg – Rylie Recreation Center needs volunteers to help with the haunted house. Costumes are encouraged. Help is needed setting up for the event and breaking done. Interacting with the kids and having a scary fun time! This is the first of two events. Volunteer for one or both.
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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!


John C. Phelps Recreation Center Annual Halloween Carnival


October 30, 2018 | 4:00pm-9:00pm
It’s time to be a kid again. Put on your Halloween costume and join the fun. We need volunteers to help with the Halloween Carnival. You can assist with the haunted house, snacks, passing out candy, running carnival games and setup/breakdown. Costumes are encouraged. Volunteer and have a scary fun time!
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Eloise Lundy Recreation Halloween Festival


October 31, 2018 |5:00pm-8:00pm
Got Candy? It’s Halloween Festival time and volunteers are needed to ensure Eloise Lundy Recreation Center has a successful community carnival for the children. Volunteers will assist with passing out bags of candy, interact with kids and play games; we also need help with setup/breakdown. Costumes are encouraged. Bring a friendly smile and join the fun!
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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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Night Against Crime Community Event at Janie C. Turner Rec. Center


October 1, 2018 | 12:00pm-9:00pm
Janie C. Turner Recreation Center “Night Against Crime” event needs volunteers to help interact with the community and help share information about community programs and resources. Assistance is needed with setting up and breaking down. We need volunteers that help with the setup from 12:00pm-5:00pm and volunteers to work the event and break down the event from 5:00pm-9:00pm. Lots of fun!
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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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Reverchon Recreation Center Fall Carnival


October 26, 2018 | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Reverchon Recreation Center needs volunteers to help with the Fall Carnival. Volunteers will be assisting with set up and breakdown of annual Halloween carnival. They will help in running the haunted house as well as running the different carnival booths. This will provide a safe and fun activity for the community that allows them to interact and meet others. They will also be able to explore the different activities Reverchon has to offer. Costumes are encouraged.
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