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Volunteer for Arlington County Summer Camps

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Lend a Hand -- Together We Can Make a Difference

Volunteer opportunities abound in the Department of Parks and Recreation. You can volunteer as a swim “buddy” in an adapted swimming class, be a summer camp volunteer, assist at fun special events like Family Skate Night and the Renaissance Fair, help to remove invasive plants from our parks, and much more.

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Summer Camp Volunteers

Please visit the Summer Camp Volunteer page to learn more about summer volunteer options and to download the application.

Volunteer Opportunities

Adapted Swimming

This is a learn to swim program for individuals age 3 to adult with developmental disabilities. “Buddies” are needed to assist one on one with participants in the water. Commitment to entire session (7 weeks) is preferred. The summer session begins on Sunday, July 19th.


Conversation Group Leader

Lead a weekly conversation group for senior adults who are learning English. The diverse population at Walter Reed Senior Center speak Amharic, Spanish and Chinese and are eager to learn and practice their English speaking skills.



Turtle Trot

The Turtle Trot is an annual 5K run that raises funds to assist injured turtles and other wildlife at Long Branch Nature Center. Volunteers can assist with this fun event in a variety of ways on Saturday, May 16th.


(RIP) Remove Invasive Plants

Join your neighbors one day every month as they restore the area's natural plant communities. Help remove plants like English ivy and bush honeysuckle which threaten the health of Arlington's parks and natural areas.