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Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources

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Walnut Creek Wetland Park is on the cusp of adding new amenities to the park: A nature playscape, an accessible trail, a floating teaching platform, and a natural surface trail on the south side of the park. Over the years, many of the ash trees decimated by emerald ash borer have fallen, creating the appearance of a wasteland. Volunteers are need to help move the wood debris, and dead Japanese stiltgrass to a central pile.

Volunteer Duties:
Moving wood limbs and dead grasses from within the park to a centralized location.

We cannot do this all alone. Your help is helping to not only beautify the park, but to get us ready for the next major stage in the park's development!

Work Environment:
We will be outdoors. Work will be physical on uneven terrain. There is a restroom on site.

Volunteer Requirements:
All volunteers must be 10 years old or older. All volunteers under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. All volunteers under 18 years of age must have a volunteer release form signed by their parent or guardian. Adult volunteers must also sign a waiver. All volunteers must undergo a short wellness check that includes a few questions and a temperature check. All volunteers will be required to wear masks/face coverings.

Other Instructions:
Volunteers should dress to be outdoors in clothes that can get messy or torn. Volunteers should bring a refillable WATER BOTTLE with water, WORK GLOVES, and any school service hour forms they may require. There will be a mid-shift break, and hot chocolate will be available when we finish. **In the event of inclement weather, the event will be canceled, and volunteers will be notified by phone and/or email.

COVID-19 Policy:
Volunteers and staff must follow the COVID-19 policies below so that projects are safe for everyone.

  • Social distancing must be practiced (6-feet between individuals)
  • Individuals must participate in infrared temperature checks upon arrival
  • Everyone must wear a face mask or face shield (not provided)
  • State, federal, and local mandates must be followed
  • If you have been out of state two weeks prior to the event, please do not register

Group Registration Information:
Registration as a volunteer is first come, first served. A group leader must email rachel.vannoordt@raleighnc.gov to register. All groups will be required to provide a list of names and emails for their volunteers.

Per department policy, this volunteer opportunity is not to be used towards court-appointed/ suggested community service hours.

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About Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources


222 West Hargett Street, Suite 608, Raleigh, NC 27601, US

Mission Statement

You are invited to make a difference in your community by volunteering! Through the efforts of City staff and volunteers, the Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department can continue its fine tradition of providing quality leisure services to citizens of all ages.


Join Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department's Volunteer Program and make a difference in your community. You may volunteer as an individual or as part of a group on a one-time or ongoing basis. There are many opportunities for individuals, groups, students and businesses to contribute to our quality programs and facilities. Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.



Sat Jan 16, 2021 - Sat Jan 30, 2021
02:00 PM - 05:00 PM  


950 Peterson StRaleigh, NC 27610




  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 10
  • Three hours per day.

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