Volunteer Service

Ever think about giving back to your community? Do you need service learning hours for school? Volunteering with the Prince George's Department of Parks and Recreation is a great way to do both! You can help out at a one-day special event, or assist on an ongoing basis. The decision is yours as to how you can give back - just make sure you're lending a helping hand! 

Visit the Volunteer Services Office for more information about:

  • Volunteer as an individual
  • Volunteer as a group with your class, friends or family
  • Building Block Volunteer Training Program
  • Synergy for Teens, a volunteer group, at Mt. Rainier Nature Center
young kids helping out

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering is an awesome way to give back to the community and make a positive impact on Prince George's County. Volunteer work is an important component on a resume.

Here are some interesting about volunteering facts from Independent Sector, a national membership organization that brings together a diverse set of nonprofits, foundations, and corporations to advance the common good:
  • 67% of young people volunteer
  • 44% of adults volunteer
  • 89% of households give to charity at a rate of $1,620 per year
  • The more you volunteer when you're young, the more likely you are to volunteer and give when you're an adult
You can make a difference. At the Department of Parks and Recreation, volunteering is easy, fun and makes you feel great!