Contact Us - Parks & Recreation

1209 Admiral Street 
Richmond, VA
23220 USA

Email: Ask Parks and Recreation

Phone(804) 646-5733

Inclement Weather Line Number: (804) 646-0751

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News & Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Neighbor-To-Neighbor (N2N) recruits both city and non-city residents to serve as volunteers, leveraging service as a strategy to “Build One Richmond.”

Volunteer List
Title Duties
Receptionist As a receptionist you will be the first point of contact for the Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities (PRCF) at the Community Center level. You will handle the flow of people through the center and ensure that all administration tasks are completed accurately and delivered with high quality and in a timely manner. Must be dressed presentably, person will often be the first person that customers and staff see, so they're always representing the City of Richmond and PRCF.
Tutor Assist children 5-17 years of age in after-school program and/or community center with homework and specific subjects i.e., math, English, reading, science, etc. Volunteers must be mature, knowledgeable of subject areas, and possess the ability to patiently communicate clear instructions.
Environmental Aide Assist James River Park staff in conducting environmental education programs for children and adults. These programs include walking tours, special hands-on children's programs, river exploration and float trips.
Water programs: Safety is stressed in all water programs. All volunteers MUST SWIM and wear sneakers, a life jacket will be provided.
Certified Aerobic Instructor Instruct low impact, combo (high/low impact), or step aerobic classes for a minimum of 2 days per week. Volunteer must be a certified aerobic instructor.
Park Maintenance
- Painter
Paint areas within parks covered with graffiti, paint fences, lines in parking lots, street curbs, etc.
Athletic Coach Programs: Basketball, Baseball, Football, Soccer, Tennis, Lacrosse, Cheerleading, etc.
Serve as coach under the direction of recreation staff instructing youth ages 5-17 in various sport disciplines. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and willing to organize practices, teach basic skills, encourage team play and good sportsmanship, travel with the team to games, project a positive attitude, and occasionally meet with league representatives. Volunteers are needed for boys and girls programs.
Graffiti Police Serve as eyes for the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities by monitoring and reporting graffiti activities in parks and on buildings such as the Richmond Centre, Richmond Coliseum, recreation centers, etc.
Visitors' Center Information Aide Staff the James River Park Visitors' Center and provide information to the public relating to the James River Park system, maintain and update informational displays and answer telephone.
Gallery Attendant To allow public access to art showings at the Pine Camp Arts and Community Center and/or the Carillon in Byrd Park, to insure no food or beverage is taken into galleries, and to insure all small children are accompanied by adults.
Recreation Leader Under the direction of recreation staff, instruct youth or adults in a structured activity such as arts and crafts, chess, music, dance, drama, etc.
Trail Worker Work in small groups to maintain trails at James River Park utilizing shovels, clippers, hand saws, etc. to clip brush, spread gravel, wood chips and install culverts.
Community Volunteer List
Title Duties
Leaf Brigade

Neighbor-To-Neighbor (N2N) has recently launched its new Leaf Brigade, an initiative that engages volunteers to assist vulnerable residents with bagging leaves. This service will be offered as a pilot program this year to residents who qualify as participants.


Summer of Service

Volunteers work together to address code violations including light carpentry, painting or lot clean up at the homes of Richmond seniors who are not able to come into compliance by themselves. 


Advocacy Ambassador
(Human Services/Office of Aging & Disability Services [OADS])


Help older adults and persons with disabilities across the City of Richmond connect to the resources and programs within the city. These individuals will serve as community program liaisons who work alongside the Office of Aging & Disability Services staff to advocate for populations within their communities. To learn more and register to volunteer, go to: Advocacy Ambassador 


Book Club Liaison
(Human Services/Office of Aging & Disability Services [OADS])



Assist with leading book club discussions for seniors, using prepared questions to keep the discussion group on track. To learn more and register to volunteer, go to: Book Club Liaison