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

  • Park Beautification at Hugh MacRae Park:  Wednesdays 10am-12pm
    Join us every Wednesday from 10am-12pm for landscaping and park beautification at Hugh MacRae Park.  Tools will be provided, but bring your own work gloves.  If you are interested, just show up at the maintenance shop at 10am on Wednesday. (the maintenance shop is the building located just inside the park entrance at Pine Grove Drive and near the tennis courts)
  • Trash Mob Litter Clean-up:  Saturday, January 13th  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.  We will park and meet at Parkwood Park, 4827 Canetuck Rd, Wilmington 28411, at 8:45am.

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