Volunteer

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

New Hanover County is seeking applicants for boards and committees- Application deadline: June 4, 2018

Would you like to participate in county government and help make a difference for your fellow citizens?  There are several boards and committees with vacancies for volunteers including:

  • Airlie Gardens Foundation Board of Directors
  • New Hanover County Parks & Recreation Advisory Board
  • Parks Conservancy of New Hanover County, Inc. Board of Directors

Visit commissioners.nhcgov.com for more information or to apply.  Applicants must reside in New Hanover County.

Trash Mob Litter Clean-up:  Wednesday, May 16th  10am-12pm

Do you want to help keep New Hanover County beautiful? Then join the Trash Mob!  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.  All you have to do is show up and pick up trash.  Contact Jodi Rich by email or (910) 798-7629 to sign up.

Trash Mob:  Saturday, June 9th-  9-11AM

Do you want to help keep New Hanover County beautiful? Then join us for our quarterly litter clean-ups on Harris Road. 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