Volunteer Information

We would love to have you or your group as a volunteer. We have opportunities for all abilities and interests. We need volunteers for the following activities and more:
  • Athletic leagues
  • Camps
  • Office works
  • Park ambassadors
  • Senior center activities
  • Special events
  • Trips
Whether you're seeking meaningful activities for your high schooler; experience for your college resume; or just feel motivated to give a little something back to your community, we'll find something to suit your needs and your interests. For more information or to volunteer as a group, feel free to email Rick Smethurst or call 757-890-3500.

Sign Up Process


Complete a volunteer application (PDF) and submit it one of the following ways:
  • Drop off at our main office:
    100 County Drive
    Yorktown, VA 23692
  • Fax to: 757-890-3509
  • Mail to:
    Parks and Recreation
    P.O. Box 532
    Yorktown, VA 23690
  • Scan and email
If you have a specific program or location you desire to volunteer, please indicate it on the volunteer application.

Background Check

Complete the background check process at no fee for you.

View instructions on submitting online to SSCI (PDF). View policy on background check / screening process (PDF).

Once we have received the application and you have properly submitted background check online to SSCI, the approximate turn-around time is a week to clear you as a volunteer.

Attend Volunteer Orientation / Meeting

This will vary by program and event. Once you have officially cleared, a Recreation Supervisor will reach out to you to make you aware of any orientation or meetings you might need to attend.