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Letter to Dallas Park and Recreation Volunteers

Greetings Volunteers and Happy Spring.

Thank you for your commitment to volunteering with Dallas Park and Recreation! Due to recent recommendations to minimize the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) by government officials, a decision has been made to cancel all volunteer opportunities until further notice and postponing our annual Volunteer Appreciation Awards Luncheon until April 2021. However, this doesn’t mean our appreciation for you is cancelled!

Our hearts are with those in our community who are suffering from the health effects of this pandemic.  We are in this together and will rise out of this together. We look forward to the day when we can continue to offer volunteer opportunities to individuals and groups who want to share their talents and expertise by participating in senior adult and out of school time programs, park beautification projects like “It’s My Park Day,” and numerous other daily activities and special events. 

We will keep monitoring reliable resources, follow the latest directives and will make further decisions accordingly. As we go through this unprecedented moment together, we will promise to share any future decisions with you as quickly as possible.

Our greatest asset at Dallas Park and Recreation is the community we serve, our family of staff and our volunteers. Volunteers are the heart of our department; you help keep our parks beautiful and our recreation centers humming with activities by sharing your skills, contributing your time and making a difference in our community!

Have no fear, we are still here! Stay connected by:

  • Following the Dallas Park and Recreation Department on social media @dallasparkrec on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram
  • Tell your volunteer story! Email betty.swinners@dallascityhall a photo or post a photo on your social media of you volunteering with the Dallas Park and Recreation Department, why it’s important, and what you enjoy the most and use #DallasParksVolunteers
  • Find important information regarding the City of Dallas and COVID-19 here: https://dallascityhall.com/Pages/Corona-Virus.aspx

Stay home, stay safe, wash your hands and keep physical distancing.

Sincerely,

Volunteer Services

Volunteer Program

Volunteers are the heart of our department. They help keep our parks beautiful and our recreation centers humming with activity. They share their skills, contribute their time, and enhance our lives. 

Over 4,000 volunteers contributed approximately 339,109 service hours during FY 2017-2018, valued at $8.52 million. Individuals and groups share their talents and expertise by participating in senior adult and after school programs, park beautification projects like “It’s My Park Day,” and numerous other daily activities and special events.  

Find your perfect match - whether at a recreation center or park, a one-time event or on-going activity, with a group or individually - there are many ways to get involved.

Check-out the opportunities, fill out a form and you are on your way!

Volunteer Opportunities  


Currently we are not extending volunteer opportunities in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

For more information on volunteering contact:
214-670-8538 
betty.swinners@dallascityhall.com