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.

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 winter session begins on January 25th.

Peace, Love & Party Family Day

Volunteer with Families Unplugged for a fun “hearty” family event on February 28th from 9:30am – 1:30pm . Volunteers will assist with activity stations (art, crafts, heart themed games and heart healthy snacks) and with the dance party.