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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.


I Can Bike Camp

Can one week make a difference in the life of a child? Absolutely! iCan Bike Camp is coming to Kenmore Middle School from July 28th through July 31st. The camp is designed to teach children with disabilities how to ride a bicycle. As a volunteer with iCan Bike you can help a child with a disability learn to ride a two-wheeler independently in only five days! Sign in or register to volunteer for more details.

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 12th.


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.



(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.


Voice-over Artist

Create narration & scripts and lend your voice for various online training exercises being created for Parks & Recreation programs and services. This ongoing project can be done from the comfort of your home.