City of Fort Lauderdale - Parks and Recreation - Be a Volunteer
City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Venice of America
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Be a Volunteer!

Volunteers Build Better Communities

Do you remember a coach or teacher who had an important impact on your development? Someone who showed what it meant to be a team player or led by example, giving you gifts that you use throughout our lifetime.

The City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation Department has hundreds of opportunities to coach, teach, lead, help our environment, and assist with exciting events. If you have the time, we can use your talent.  Volunteer opportunities range from mentoring young people to assisting with clerical tasks. Students can learn important job skills and enjoy the outdoors while fulfilling volunteer requirements for school.

Time is the most valuable commodity of our lives. Use your time to make a difference. Fostering civic engagement and building social capital -- It Starts in Parks!

Volunteers

Becoming a Volunteer

Step 1 -- Application Process

  • Application form PDF File is filled out and turned into facility to which applicant is applying.
  • Prospective volunteer is fingerprinted and information from state-issued identification is entered into the VECHS system.

Step 2 -- Screening Process

  • Background check is performed.
  • Cleared applicants are notified on when and where to go to get Official Volunteer Identification Badge.
  • Applicants not accepted are notified and can refer to the City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation Department Background Screening Policy PDF File to start the appeal process, if so desired.

Step 3 -- Placement Process

  • Once I.D. badge is issued, the volunteer is notified of placement time and facility.

Parks and Recreation Facilities

For volunteer opportunities, please contact the facility nearest you.

Parks and Recreation Administrative Office
1350 W Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
(954) 828 -PARK

Bass Park
2750 NW 19th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
(945) 828-8498

Beach Community Center
3351 NE 33rd Avenue
(A1A & Oakland Park)
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
(954) 828-4610

Joseph C. Carter Park and Pool
1450 W Sunrise Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
(954) 828-5411

Croissant Park and Pool
245 West Park Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
(954) 468-1487

George English Tennis Park
1101 Bayview Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
(954) 396-3620

Holiday Park
1300 E Sunrise Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
(954) 828-5383

Lauderdale Manors Park and Pool
1340 Chateau Park Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
(954) 828-5412

Lincoln Park
600 NW 19th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
(954) 838-PARK

Mills Pond Park
2201 NW 9TH Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
(954) 828-8943

Osswald Park
2220 NW 21st Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
(954) 497-1636

Riverland Park and Pool
950 27th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
(954) 321-1234

Riverside Park
555 SW 11th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
(954) 468-1553

Snyder Park
3299 SW 4th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
(954) 828-4585

Warfield Park
1000 N Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
(954) 759-6896