Volunteer Opportunities

​​​​​​​​Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation! We need dedicated team players to share your valuable time and unique skills. Through volunteering, you can inspire others by giving the gift of friendship to a senior citizen or protect the city’s natural beauty, all while meeting diverse individuals who share your commitment to making a difference in the community.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​In FY 18/19, Parks & Recreation had 5,579 volunteers dedicate 103,482 hours of service! 

Volunteer positions are available in many areas across our department. We've listed some examples below. ​Please complete a volunteer interest form and we'll contact you to discuss opportunities that match your interests. 


  • ​Junior Lifeguard
  • Junior Swim Instructor
  • Swim League Scorer, Timer, or Judge

In​clusion Support & Therapeutics 
  • ​Play Pals Volunteers

Park Events, Programs & Special Use
  • ​Adopt-a-Programs (Beach, Highway, Landscape Maint., Park, School Ground, Spot, Street, Trail, Waterway)
  • Clean the Bay Day Volunteer
  • Environmental/Outdoor Programming Assistant
  • Special Event​ Assistant

Park & Landscape Services
  • ​Landscape Maintenance Assistant
  • Master Gardener
  • Park Aide I​
  • Targeted Clean-up Volunteer
  • Urban Forrest Management Assistant

Out-of-School Times Programs-Child Care​
  • ​Activity Center Assistant Aide
  • ​Volunteen​

Sports Management/Athletics

  • ​Area Chairperson
  • Sports Coordinator
  • Coach/Assistant Coach
  • Junior Park Aide I​
Recreation Centers
  • ​Fitness Class Instructor
  • Recreation Center Ambassador
  • Recreation Class Instructor
  • Therapeutic Recreation Activity Center Volunteer
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