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.
Waterworks Park - Come join our team of Volunteer Park Rangers at the Annapolis Waterworks Park (AWP)! Volunteer Park Rangers check visitor permits and remind park users of the rules and regulations at the park. (They are not responsible for or have any enforcement of the rules and regulations.) AWP Volunteer Park Rangers are expected to serve at least five hours each month and are responsible for paying their own permit fees.
Must be 18 years of age
Successfully Complete a Background Check
Have Reliable Transportation
AWP Volunteer Park Rangers will receive a shirt and baseball style hat or visor after completing an orientation training. Additional training will also be available on topics such as First Aid, CPR and trail construction and maintenance. Please e-mail email@example.com for information.
Programs or Classes
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Samantha Gilmore at email@example.com.
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, contact Samantha Gilmore at firstname.lastname@example.org or Corporal Craig Medley at email@example.com.
Splash (Spring and Fall) - In this learn-to-swim program high school teens learn to teach swim lessons, and earn community service hours while they teach. A win for the community and much-needed service hours for the teens! Contact Samantha Gilmore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com.
Youth Coaches (seasonal) - contact Katy Owings, firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of Parks (ongoing) - If you would like to lend a helping hand in your community, please become a Friends of Parks volunteer. There are many ways you can make a difference! Contact Marisa Wittlinger, email@example.com.
GreenScape (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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Truxtun Youth Triathlon (every June, Father's Day Sunday) - Contact Jennifer Jennings at email@example.com.