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Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Environment
  • People with Disabilities
  • Seniors
  • Sports & Recreation


5841 Brookshire Blvd.Charlotte, NC 28216 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Volunteer Services Program Mission Statement: 1. To assist Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation Department staff in providing services needed to offer quality recreation leisure services to the community by: - Supporting direct services provided to the public by salaried department staff. - Supplementing internal support service functions, including maintenance, clerical, administrative and similar tasks. 2. To provide the residents of Mecklenburg County opportunities for community involvement and to increase their awareness of the Department's responsibilities, facilities and services.


Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation's Mission: "Enhancing community wellness through recreation, open space, and natural resources." Our Vision is that "People who recreate in Mecklenburg County will have a system of parks, greenways, and open space located throughout the County that will provide more parkland per capita than the national average, will connect neighborhoods, satisfies public recreation needs, and will protect environmentally sensitive areas." Park & Recreation utilizes hundreds of Volunteers every year, supporting and supplementing the efforts of our staff in every area of our Department:
- Helping to care for and beautify 230 Parks and facilities, 55+ miles of Greenway and 21 Nature Preserves
- Working as registered and trained Youth Sport Coaches, Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, SHIIP Counselors and Tutors/Mentors
- Assisting in Recreation Centers, Senior Centers and Nature Centers with programs, events and day-to-day operations
- Volunteering with Therapeutic & Inclusive Recreation Services to help provide recreation, sport and leisure programs that are accessible to everyone


Would you recommend Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department?
7 reviews Write a review
by Tatum C. (February 11, 2018)
Your website is very informative and organized for easy volunteer sign ups. Thank you!
by John A. from Concord, NC (April 13, 2017)
I very much enjoyed assisting this organization. Everyone had fun whilst still keeping a reasonable level of professionalism. The tasks aren't too hard and anyone with little to no experience can still manage. Would definitely recommend.
by Devante S. (September 8, 2016)
I really enjoyed helping this organization. Everyone was very nice.
by Joy M. (December 19, 2013)
I volunteered with my 11 year old daughter and it was an awesome experience for both of us.

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