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Volunteer Mission

Mission: The volunteer and community outreach programs foster opportunities for volunteers to exercise their passion for public service while providing support to the overall mission of the Anne Arundel County’s Department of Recreation and Parks. 


Vision: The vision for the future of the volunteer and community outreach programs is to have facility user groups, public and private schools, for-profit and non-profit agencies, and individual volunteers support recreation programs and parks through continual and sustainable volunteer project planning.  With all these community members’ support, the youth in Anne Arundel County will continue to value the parks, trails, and sports fields in which they recreate.  Businesses, schools and agencies are incorporating volunteerism and community outreach as best practices, and because of this the residents of Anne Arundel County benefit.


Purpose Statement:  The Department of Recreation and Parks works in partnership with agencies, organizations, and schools to create unique, meaningful and sustainable community outreach and volunteer projects.  These projects strengthen neighborhoods and help foster a sense of community throughout Anne Arundel County.  Offering opportunities for youth to participate in hands on volunteering and community outreach in the areas they spend their time recreating creates a stewardship mindset for years to come. 


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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

  • Fall Harvest Festival

    We are looking for volunteers to help support the Fall Harvest Festival event at Kinder Farm Park.  


    Fall Harvest Festival: 10/10 – Saturday, October 10, 2015 10AM-4PM Rain Date: October 11, 2015 10AM-4PM

    Location: Kinder Farm Park - 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd, Millersville, MD, 21108

    The Fall Harvest Festival is a fun family event for all ages.

    Activities include: Farmhouse tours, tractor hayrides, farm animal sighting/petting, mechanical bull, square dancing, quilters, arts & crafts, scarecrows, artisan product vendors, moon bounce, face painting, reptile demo, raffles for prizes, farm displays, corn husky dolls, blacksmith forge, food and drinks, barn museum, and 4-H events.


    Please visit the site where you will find information about the Fall Harvest Festival on the main page, within that you will find the link for the flyer and also the sign-up sheet for volunteers “Looking for Volunteers.” This form gives you times to choose from and a preference for activities you would like to help with.


  • Art @ The Park

    We are looking for volunteers for the Art @ the Park 2015 event, located at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis.The festival will be October 17 and 18th, from 10am-5pm.  The festival features original art work from exhibitors throughout the region and includes musical performances, art demonstrations, and great food!
    We will need help for the following:
    Raffle Table - Volunteers will sell tickets for the exhibitors' raffle. 
    Information Table - We need two people per shift to give out information about the festival, like performance times and exhibitor information.
    Host - A host will assist exhibitors and visitors. Give exhibitors restroom and snack breaks, carry spare programs, maintain contact with festival co-chairs if there are any problems. 
    Chalk Walk- over seeing children's activity of chalk drawing on pavement.
    We need two volunteers for each position. The shifts are as follows:
    Volunteers will receive free admission to the festival and a coupon for a free snack and drink.  If you are interested in volunteering please contact Gisele Hennessey at
  • Bark 'N Dash 5K and Family Dog Walk

    Race support is needed for the Bark 'N Dash 5K and Family Dog Walk at Quiet Waters Park on Saturday, October 24th.  Volunteers are needed to help with registration, packet pick up, start/finish line and course monitoring.  Please email for more information!  For more information about the race please click here.
  • Trick or Treat Trail at Downs Park

    This fun event for children 12 and under will be held at Downs Park in Pasadena on Saturday October 24th, from Noon - 3pm. Volunteers are needed from 11:30am - 3:30pm.

    Tasks include:
    Manning candy stations along the trail,
    Working the games area,
    Helping with the craft area,
    Parking and logistics.

    We are expecting about 750 people to attend this event and need all the help we can get. Please contact Ranger Justin Ramos at 410-222-6230 to volunteer or for more information. 

  • Zombie Fun Run 5K

    Come out and support the first ever Zombie 5K Fun Run at Kinder Farm Park on October 31st.  Volunteers needed for registration/packet pick up, course monitoring, start/finish area and more.


    Email for more information!

  • Ongoing: Quiet Waters Park: Reading & Butterfly Garden Help
  • Quiet Waters Park is looking for volunteers for park projects. Projects could include painting, photography, special events, bird box inventory, and more. So whether you’re looking to give back to the community or you want to add to your work experiences – we have a lot to offer. If interested contact Park Ranger Dave DeVault at
  • Ongoing: Anne Arundel County Trails: Flower Bed Support   
  • Ongoing: Jug Bay: General Volunteer Opportunities in Research and Much More!
  • More opportunities for Student Volunteers


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Complete application form and mail to Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks
1 Harry S Truman Pkwy, Annapolis, MD 21401
Attn: Volunteer Coordination








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