Volunteer for ARPD!

Throughout the year Annapolis Recreation and Parks seek volunteers to help make their programs possible and most importantly, successful. Whether through special events, programs or in facilities, there are many opportunities to get involved.

Please note:  All volunteers working with children and patrons of ARPD must by background checked. Volunteer training is provided, and sometimes required, for the Department's programs and events.

Recreation Division

TYTVolunteers2013Truxtun Youth Triathlon (every June, Father's Day Sunday) - Contact Jennifer Jennings at jmjennings@annapolis.gov.

Mighty Milers Youth Running Program (Fall) - Based in Annapolis area elementary schools, this six-week running program begins in late September (meets twice per week) and introduces young athletes to the three pillars of fitness:  cardio-pulmonary, strength and flexibility training. Schools train on their own then meet for an all-school track meet to celebrate their success. If you're interested in participating, please e-mail Jennifer Jennings at jmjennings@annapolis.gov.

Revolution Kids (Spring and Fall) - This youth bike mechanic program is in need to adult volunteers who are interested in learning bike mechanic skills and helping youth to gain competency in these skills, please contact Kelsa McLaughlin at kelsamclaughlin@gmail.com.

After-School Homework (school year) - Designed for students to help strengthen academic skills outside of the classroom. Students receive tutoring in all core subjects, homework and school project assistance. Access to online computers is included and snacks are provided. Contact Archie Trader, atrader@annapolis.gov.

Youth Coaches (seasonal) - contact Katy Owings, kabhushan@annapolis.gov.

Parks Division

Annapolis Maritime Museum plantingGreenScape (Fall and Spring) - GreenScape is a volunteer effort that encourages and supports individuals and organizations to plant and maintain native gardens in public areas throughout the City of Annapolis. The City provides plant materials, mulch, trash bags and gloves; the community provides volunteers who want to make a difference in Annapolis. Contact Marisa Wittlinger, mdwittlinger@annapolis.gov.