Get Involved

Volunteers in a park

Whether you are an individual, business, civic or social organization, you can help Parks & Recreation maintain our lovely city with your generous donation of time and/or monetary contribution!

Monetary Contributions 

See our current projects and/or donate.

Sign Up to Volunteer

Volunteers are valued partners in the Parks and Recreation Department!  No experience is necessary for many tasks. All tools, work gloves, and supplies are provided.

To sign up, please return the completed and signed release form.

Attn: Volunteer Coordination
Charlottesville Parks & Recreation
P.O. Box 911
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Volunteer Release Form

  • Trail or Natural Area Projects

Currently, we are focusing volunteer efforts on removing invasive plant species and vines from our urban forests, parks, and schools. We also have projects improving trails and cleaning up streams. To volunteer for trail or natural area projects. Please email or call 434-970-3656

  • Youth

We support scouting organizations and other groups who provide programs for youth to participate in community service projects, such as building park benches and small trail bridges. For more information  email Charlottesville Parks & Recreation or call 434-970-3589.

  • Meadowcreek Golf Course

Meadowcreek Golf Course is in need of volunteers that can provide weekly time commitments.

  • Senior Recreation Programs

Senior Recreation programs are also in need of volunteers that can provide weekly time commitments. Email Senior Recreation Programs


Lovingly landscaped by volunteers


This program recognizes the desire that many citizens share for city beautification, especially in their own neighborhoods and school grounds. Perhaps there is a small piece of Charlottesville property in your neighborhood that you would like to see improved.

Currently, we have a wide array of "spots" that adopters care for — from flower beds and annual planters on school grounds to neighborhood entrance corridors and traffic calming landscape beds. We also have some "spots" that are currently up for adoption!

If you are interested in adopting one of these areas or for additional information regarding the program, please email Charlottesville Parks & Recreation or call 434-970-3589.