Be the One to get it Done! VOLUNTEER!
Volunteers are people that take action! Become an active volunteer with Lynchburg Parks and Recreation. Choose to make a difference in your community by giving your time and talents in service. We have opportunities for individuals, families, and groups. We understand that people have different availabilities, so you can serve in an ongoing position or just serve on a one-time project.
We have a variety of volunteer opportunities for you to choose from:
Assist with recreation activities at one of our community centers. Provide help with homework during the after-school program from 3:00pm–6:00pm weekdays during the school year. Summer programs need assistance too. This is a great opportunity to interact with youth in a recreational environment.
Educational Speaker / Class Instructor
If you have special subject knowledge or a skill that you are able to share or teach, we are interested in talking to you about your interests.
Assist with the Parks & Recreation special events for set-up, break-down, event activities, and other roles as needed. Some of our special events include: Movies in the Park, Glow Ride, Haunted Trail, Veteran’s Lunch, and Celebration of Lights.
If you are part of a group and looking for a way to serve the community, call to ask about our project needs. Most of these are one-time projects.
Nature Zone Volunteer and/or Animal Feeder
Do you like a variety of animals and want to learn more about them? Expand your knowledge by becoming a Nature Zone animal feeder. Training by the Nature Zone staff is needed. These positions are better for volunteers wanting an ongoing opportunity, usually a one day per week commitment. Families often enjoy working together on this project. You must be 16 or older to serve on your own. For skilled volunteers there are a few opportunities to assist with programs or help with Nature Zone public hours.
Park and Trail Stewards | Groups, Individuals, and Families
If you enjoy spending time in our City’s 17 parks and on our 40 miles of trails, you may want to join the team of Park and Trail Stewards. Volunteering as a Park and Trail Steward allows you to be outside, enjoy nature, and exercise while giving back to the community to help keep outdoor spaces free of litter. You can adopt a park or trail section, serve on a one-time cleanup, or explore our many parks and trails to cleanup a variety of areas. At times gardens need maintenance too. Parks and Recreation provides all of the training and equipment for this rewarding program. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator for information on how to get started and receive orientation.
We are always in need of experienced photographers serving at events and programs to add quality photos to our collection. If you have skills in videography and editing we can use you too.
Youth Basketball Coaches
Coaches and Assistant Coaches are needed for Youth Basketball from December–March.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
February | Any time during the month | 23 for 23 Winter Wellness Challenge – Making Medals | Miller Center | 3–4 hours anytime in the month staff is available | 2–3 volunteers
February–May 10 | W & Th
Door Monitor for Evening Classes | Miller Center | W 4:30pm–7:15pm | Th 4:30pm–6:15pm | 1 volunteer each time frame, can be multiple volunteers over time
March 22 & April 26 | W
Bake with Me | Miller Center | 8:30am–11:30am | 1 volunteer
March 16 | Th
Templeton Garden Grand Opening | Templeton Center | 9:30am–12:00pm | 1 volunteer
March 17 | F
St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt | Riverside Park | 2:00pm–5:30pm | 1 volunteer
April 1 | Sa
Lynchburg Bunny Hop | Various Blackwater Creek Trail locations| 8:00am–10:00am | 4–6 volunteers
April 10–14 | M–F
Spring Break Camp (ages 6–10) | Miller Center | 8:30am–10:00am | 1 volunteer each day
April 14 | F
Western Square Dance | Aviary | 6:00pm–8:30pm | 2 volunteers
April 29 | Sa
Clean Your Block Party | 6 Center locations: College Hill, Daniel’s Hill, Diamond Hill, Fairview, Jefferson Park, and Yoder | 10:00am–2:00pm | Multiple volunteers needed
May 13 | Sa
Art in the Park | Riverside Park | Two shifts: 1) 8:00am–12:00pm 2) 11:30am–4:00pm | Multiple volunteers needed
Volunteer Time Log
Questions? Contact Tamara Reynolds at email@example.com or (434) 455-5886.