* IN ORDER TO REGISTER AS A VOLUNTEER FOR THIS EVENT YOU MUST EMAIL MARY.OWENS@RALEIGHNC.GOV*
You're invited to assist with beautifying the Buffaloe Road Dog Park! Join us on Thursday, April 26 to put the final touches on the dog park and prepare it for the grand opening in early May! There will be two sifts:
Shift 1 - 9 am - 12 pm
Shift 2 - 1 pm - 4 pm
You can register for one or both based on spots available.
Volunteer Duties: Spreading engineered fiber woodchips in the open space area at the Buffaloe Road Dog Park. Volunteers will work in teams with staff to help fill wheelbarrows, run wheelbarrows, dump mulch in identified areas, and rake woodchips.
Project Impact: By spreading woodchips, you will be able to create a safe surfacing for all dogs and users of the park to play once it is open.
Work Environment: This project will be outside so we recommend dressing for the weather by layering so that you can easily adjust to the conditions. Park will have uneven surfaces and volunteers will need to be able to stand for long periods of time and participate in manual labor. Project will take place RAIN OR SHINE. If inclement weather (such as snow, thunderstorms, tornado, etc) is projected or does occur, all registered volunteers will be notified prior to April 26 on the status of the project. Since the dog park will still be under construction and is not officially open, dogs will NOT be allowed in the dog park area and should not be brought to the volunteer project. We want to provide a safe environment for all our volunteers and four legged friends.
Volunteer Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 12 years old to volunteer. Any volunteer under the age of 15 will be required to have a parent/guardian or their group leader accompany them at the project. All volunteers will need to sign volunteer release forms. If a volunteer is under the age of 18 then a parent or guardian will need to sign their form as well. The volunteer release form will be sent to you prior to April 26. This opportunity can not count towards court-appointed or suggested community service hours.
We will supply: tools, gloves, water, snacks, first-aid kit, bug spray, sunscreen, and lots of FUN! Staff will also provide a brief overview of the park updates, a welcome, safety orientation, and training on how to spread the woodchips.
What to wear: Volunteers must wear loose comfortable clothing that can get dirty (in layers for weather) and sturdy closed-toe shoes like hiking/work boots or sneakers.
Parking/Meeting Location: Free parking is available in the paved parking lots in at the park. We will plan to meet at the entrance of the dog park.
Additional Information: All registered volunteers will be contacted the week of the volunteer workday to pass along additional details about the project and to make sure you are prepared to volunteer.
Registration: Registration as a volunteer is first come, first served. For groups registering, you will need to provide a list of volunteers prior to the April 26 workday. The event coordinator will contact you so we have an accurate number of volunteers for your group and not turning away interested individuals**
Per department policy this event cannot count towards court-appointed or suggested community service hours.
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 12