Volunteer with New Hanover County Parks & Gardens and become a Parks Star! Parks & Gardens has a talented and hardworking group of volunteers who assist in many different areas.  Being a volunteer is a great opportunity to better yourself and your community, while meeting new people and learning new things.  Parks & Gardens volunteers enjoy the beauty of nature while playing a very important role in the protection and preservation of New Hanover County’s parks & gardens. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older.

Current Opportunities

  • Adopt-a-Highway Litter Clean-up:  Saturday, June 10th 9-11am
    Do you want to help keep New Hanover County beautiful? Then join us for our quarterly Adopt-a-Highway litter clean-ups on Harris Road by Smith Creek Park. Clean-ups are scheduled for the 2nd Saturday of January, March, June and September from 9-11am.  Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and can participate as an individual or group.  We will provide all the necessary supplies- bags, gloves, safety vests and pickers.
  • Trash Mob:  Fall date TBD
    Ever heard of a Flash Mob?  Have you wanted to participate, but just can’t dance? You’re in luck…  The Parks Conservancy holds a “Trash Mob” twice a year – in the spring and fall – and all you have to do is show up and pick up trash.  This program began in April 2017 and its purpose is to help keep New Hanover County beautiful. We are always seeking volunteers to add to our list of “Mobsters.”  Trash Mob volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and can sign up as an individual or group.

Fill out the following form or contact Jodi Rich / (910) 798-7629 to become a Parks Star Volunteer or to receive more information:

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230 Government Center Drive, Suite 120 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7620 • Fax 910-798-7621