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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 to assist at fun special events like Family Skate Night and Arlington Palooza, help individuals with disabilities learn to swim, help to remove invasive plants from our parks, and much more.

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Volunteer Opportunities

  • Adapted Aquatics
    The Adapted Aquatics program needs volunteers! Adapted Aquatics is a learn-to-swim program for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Volunteers will work one-on-one with participants in the water to strengthen and develop basic swim skills. Volunteers must be strong swimmers, comfortable in the water and enthusiastic about helping people learn.

  • Summer Camps
    Summer camps are a wonderful opportunity for teens who want to have fun while giving back to their community. Volunteers assist the camp staff in all the fun and exciting activities campers enjoy, including field trips, arts and crafts, swimming, games and more. If you are seeking a professional or personal development opportunity, volunteering can be extremely rewarding. It is an opportunity to make friends, work with children in a supervised setting and gain valuable experience in a leadership role. Learn more here.

  • Remove Invasive Plants (RIP), Native Plant Nursery, Restoration Planting, Citizen Science
    Join your neighbors 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. Please visit the Remove Invasive Plants program page for more information, or sign up right now here. There are also opportunities in the County's Native Plant Nursery, help with Restoration Planting or participating in Citizen Science