Volunteering is vital to our community. Whether you make a one day or long term commitment, we welcome your help, and will work to make your experience rewarding for you. Consider the opportunities below and contact us to learn more. Use the Volunteer Application for the positions below.
City of Reno, Parks and Recreation Volunteer Information
Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer!
Drop-in Volunteers, individual or group: These volunteers perform a single day task without much public contact or participate in a single day event. Volunteer Applications are not required but accepted. These volunteers must sign a Volunteer Release of Liability Form (under 16 years of age, parent signs) and sign hours of service on a Volunteer Time Sheet.
Continuous Volunteers: Volunteers 16 years of age or older, who have recurring, scheduled tasks with Parks and Recreation and varying amounts of required supervision. Three forms are required, a Volunteer Application, a Consent and Disclosure form and a Reno PD Criminal History Background Investigation form.
Once accepted by a staff member as a Continuous Volunteer, the volunteer visits the Volunteer Representative to complete paperwork. The Volunteer must bring one form of picture ID; Drivers license, State ID Card, Military ID, School ID or US Passport. The volunteer fills out a Consent and Disclosure form and a data base background check is run through Nevada Backgrounds. The volunteer is also given a History Background Check form to take to the Reno Police Station for a City of Reno, Volunteer picture ID card. The Reno Police Department has suggested that potential volunteers call PD Work Cards to make an appointment for fingerprints. Reno Police Dept. Work Cards phone number is 334-3875. The best days to go to Reno PD are Wednesday, Thursdays or Fridays. Once the Volunteer Coordinator receives the picture ID from their Parks and Recreation contact, the volunteer is now ready to serve.
- Applications are available on the reno.gov website under Parks and Recreation Department and at the following locations:
- Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 1 East 1st Street, 11th floor
Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center 1301 Valley Road
Neil Road Recreation Center 3925 Neil Road
McKinley Arts and Culture Center, 925 Riverside Drive.
- Applications are given to the Volunteer Coordinator and are then forwarded to supervising staff in the areas the applicant noted interest.
- If you have not heard from a staff member in 2 weeks, please call the Volunteer Coordinator at 333-7765.
For more information;
Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center, 1301 Valley Road, 334-2262
Parks and Recreation Administration Office, City Hall, 1 East 1st Street, 334-2260
Contact potential donors, develop a donor database, & maintain correspondence. Looking for a volunteer with strong MS Word & Excel skills and well-developed written & oral skills in English. Spanish language skills desirable. Dates and hours vary.
Assist with assembly of monthly Senior Connection Newsletter mailing. One day each month at various locations. Training is provided.
Activity and Special Events Helper
Assist with dances, health fairs, the Sierra Nevada Senior Games and more. Looking for volunteers with good inter-personal skills. Dates, hours and location vary according to the special event. Contact 775-334-2262.