Volunteer for Annapolis Recreation & Parks!

Throughout the year Annapolis Recreation and Parks (ARPD) seek volunteers to help make their programs possible and most importantly, successful. Whether through special events, programs or in facilities, there are many opportunities to get involved.

To note: All volunteers working with children will be background checked. Volunteer training is provided, and sometimes required, for the Department’s programs and events.

Parks Division

Greenscape (Fall & Spring)

GreenScape is a volunteer effort that encourages and supports individuals and organizations to plant and maintain native gardens in public areas throughout the City of Annapolis. The City provides plant materials, mulch, trash bags and gloves; the community provides volunteers who want to make a difference in Annapolis. If you have any questions, please contact Marisa Wittlinger at mdwittlinger@annapolis.gov.

The spring event date is always close to Earth Day and the fall event date is on Make A Difference Day.

Recreation Division

Mighty Milers Youth Running Program (Fall)

Based in Annapolis area elementary schools, this six-week running program begins in late September (meets twice per week) and introduces young athletes to the three pillars of fitness: cardio-pulmonary, strength and flexibility training. Schools train on their own then meet for an all-school track meet to celebrate their success. If you’re interested in participating, please contact Jennifer Jennings at jmjennings@annapolis.gov.

After-School Homework (School Year) at Stanton Community Center

Designed for students to help strengthen academic skills outside of the classroom. Students receive tutoring in all core subjects, homework and school project assistance. Access to online computers is included and snacks are provided. Please contact Chris Beck at cmbeck@annapolis.gov or Paulette Carroll at pcarroll@annapolis.gov to with questions or to learn about volunteering.

Youth Coaches (Seasonal)

To volunteer as a youth coach, please contact LaKeisha Simmons at lmsimmons@annapolis.gov.