Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking to get more involved and make a difference in the community? Whether the need is to accumulate volunteer or service hours, or simply help, there are a number of great opportunities available throughout the year. We are seeking friendly and enthusiastic individuals, groups, and organizations of all ages to volunteer their time and talents to the Parks and Recreation Department. These opportunities fall into two basic categories.  

Community Outreach

Volunteer assistance is needed in youth, adult and senior citizen programs, programs for the disabled, athletics, special events, community centers, Osceola Golf Course and Roger Scott Tennis Center. See our quarterly activity guide for current programming. 

Available Opportunities 

5210 Day of Play - set up / break down; activity stations 

Civlocia - set up / break down; activity stations 

Fishing Clinics

Play Pensacola Easter Event - set up / breakdown; face painting; event field volunteers

Play Pensacola Halloween Event - set up / breakdown; face painting; event field volunteers

Community Service

Park beautification, cleanup, and environmental awareness are instrumental in protecting Pensacola’s resources. There are many needs including litter clean up and recycling, painting over graffiti, parade bead removal, minor repairs and improvement, and landscaping.

The gift of your talent and time are appreciated!

“Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.” ~ Sherry Anderson

Available Opportunities

Adopt-A-Spot through Keep Pensacola Beautiful

Bay Bluffs Preserve & Chimney Park Cleanups -2nd Saturday of each month 

Bruce Beach Cleanups - 4th Saturday bimonthly

Eagle Scout Projects - Are you a scout looking for a potential eagle project to help out in your community? With 93 parks and green spaces, 11 resource centers and 6 athletic facilities the City has endless opportunities. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator to get started. 

Park Beautification Days - We feature a new park each month to hold a volunteer workday

Wayside & Bartram Parks/Project Greenshores Cleanups -3rd Saturday of each month

Park Listing & Map

Sign up to Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Pensacola Parks and Recreation! Please complete the form below and we'll send monthly emails with details of upcoming workdays and projects.

Complete the Volunteer Interest Form here.

Already Serving?

Are you or your group already involved in projects at one of our parks and greenspaces?

Complete the Volunteer Information Form so we can track the work being done.


Paul Pipes, Outdoor Pursuits & Volunteer Coordinator
O (850) 436-5692
C (850) 516-9382

F (850) 436-5199