There are many opportunities for residents to become involved in the community through volunteerism. We invite you to contribute your unique talents and energy toward providing a richer quality of life for your community. Our volunteers provide a broad source of expertise, talent, and people power for Williamsburg Parks and Recreation programs and events, as well as an avenue for residents to participate in their local government.
If you are looking to fulfill some needed community service hours or just want to help out with recreational events or becoming a friend of Waller Mill Park, we encourage you to get involved. Our volunteers will be working with youth sports programs, special events, and numerous opportunities at Waller Mill Park. The success of our programs depend upon the dedication of our volunteers. Help us make our events a success and contribute in creating a memorable experience for residents.
Williamsburg Parks and Recreation hosts a handful of annual events for our community. Volunteers are needed to help run the events and/or help with the preparation of the events. If you are interested in helping with set up, breakdown or during the event, we would love to hear from you! Contact Colleen Wilson at: email@example.com for more information.
Youth Sports Programs
Over 1,000 kids participate in our youth sports programs. We are always in need of volunteer coaches for youth basketball, girls softball and our co-ed volleyball leagues. Adults are needed to be head coaches and/or assistant coaches. All applicants must complete a volunteer application and a subsequent free national background check.
If interested in coaching, please contact Taryn Sherrill at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of Waller Mill Park
Friends of the Park is a volunteer program that is meant to support the work of park staff and provide volunteers with the opportunity to use their skills while contributing to the park as well as the community.
Follow the steps below to become a Friend of Waller Mill Park:
- Fill out the Friends of the Park Application (PDF).
- Once the application has been received, you will be contacted for an interview. The interview process gives us a chance to meet, discuss your availability and determine which job best suits your interests.
- After an agreement has been reached, a national background check will be administered by the City of Williamsburg Parks and Recreation Department.
Volunteer Opportunities at Waller Mill Park
Gardening in the Giving Garden
Green Thumbs are needed! Help us make the Giving Garden a beautiful park asset for years to come. Volunteers are needed to ensure the garden is weeded, watered and loved. Experience is not needed - just enthusiasm! All produce is donated to a local charitable organization. If you love gardening, we would love to have you volunteer at our Giving Garden!
Waller Mill Dog Park Monitoring
We are looking for people interested in helping to maintain the appearance and friendly nature of the Waller Mill Dog Park. Volunteers will help keep up the dog park as well as to inform visitors and members of dog park rules and proper etiquette.
Trails & Park Beautification
Trail clean up includes:
- Picking up litter and debris
- Planting flowers
- Pulling weeds
- Removing invasive species
Waller Mill Park hosts a handful of annual events for our community. Volunteers are need to help run the events and/or help with the preparation of the events. If you are interested in helping with set up, breakdown or during the event, we would love to hear from you!
Looking for knowledgeable anglers with a passion for passing on their love for fishing and the skills they have learned. If you are interested in helping to foster the next generation of Anglers then this is a great opportunity for you. Mentors will assist with kids fishing classes, youth fishing tournaments and various fishing and water safety events throughout the year.
Every season, Williamsburg residents, community groups, and businesses gather on a Saturday from 8 am until noon, and help pick up litter along Airport Road and beautify our community.