Volunteer in Arlington

Lend a Hand – Together We Can Make a Difference

Volunteer opportunities abound in the Department of Parks and Recreation. You can volunteer as an aide in an adapted aquatics class, be a special events assistant, help to remove invasive plants from our parks, and much more.

PLAY as a volunteer with children in our summer camps.
LEARN new skills as you join our team.
GROW as an individual and make a difference.

Volunteer Opportunities

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Young Adults Going Places                                                                                                                                
DPR is looking for energetic, positive individuals who want to volunteer with Young Adults Going Places, a social club facilitated by the Arlington County Therapeutic Recreation office for individuals 18 thru 29 with intellectual disabilities. The club meets the third Friday evening of every month from October – May.

Coach Youth Basketball
Volunteer coaches are needed to work with youths in grades 3 – 12 who are on recreational youth sports teams. Enthusiasm along with experience playing and knowledge of basketball is required. (Experience coaching is helpful but not essential) Volunteers will teach basketball skills and game strategy. The season starts in mid-November.

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 (6-7 weeks) is preferred. There are two fall sessions — the first begins September 21st for 7 weeks; the second fall session begins November 9th for 6 weeks.