Volunteer Appreciation 

Wow! July 3 and 4 were action packed with decorating The Rig and then working the event Instagram photo frames, inflatables, line control, shuttles, handing out paper fans, etc. Thank you for providing a fun, patriotic, safe event for about 15,000 people. We appreciate your help with shuttling 13,000 guests to Turner! EJ, your photos of the volunteers in training and at the gate are phenomenal- we will miss you. Thanks volunteers and have a great summer.


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The Parks & Recreation Department volunteer positions are available within Youth and Adult Programs, Adaptive Recreation and Special Events. Please complete the entire one-time Application Process (see left side bar). If you are approved as a Parks volunteer, you will receive an email, then you are free to contact Pat Wiley for a shift request.

Interested in a group project? Visit the Community Service Project webpages.


Want to learn more about volunteer opportunities, the application process, Parks expectations, event jobs and more? Contact Pat Wiley to set up an orientation date, time and location that will be convenient for your organization’s schedule.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Photographer Position Open
Do you have a camera? A little experience? Please email Pat Wiley if you are interested in becoming the Parks Volunteer Photographer. The duties include photographing aspects of events and programs. 
Interested? Contact Pat Wiley if you are a Parks Volunteer. If you have not been approved to volunteer with Parks, please submit an application and consent form.
PLEASE NOTEAll prospective volunteers who have not previously worked with City of Pearland Parks and Recreation are required to click on “Application Process & Policies” on the left side of this page, then click on “Application Process” for more information. Applications must be submitted online. Consent forms must be hand signed and emailed to Pat Wiley within 10 days of the application. Any additional questions or concerns should be sent to Pat Wiley via email. Approved Parks Volunteers are not required to resubmit applications or minor consent forms. 

Community Service Project for Parks Volunteers
Location: varies
Date: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, beginning July 12
Shift: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Details: Please contact Abbey Stripling for more information and to sign up at least one week in advance for one or more selected Wednesdays. Volunteer jobs may include maintaining the butterfly garden behind the Recycling Center, etc. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable closed-toe shoes, dress for warm weather, and to bring their own snacks, a hat and gardening gloves. No application needed, anyone can help Abbey! Volunteers under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Natural Resources Volunteer Workday - You do not have to be a Parks Volunteer to work!
Location: varies 
Date: First Thursday of each month, beginning August 3, 2017 
Shift: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
Brief description: Every month volunteers from all over the City are welcome to work with Natural Resources Manager Cullen Ondracek on an environmental project to enhance Pearland’s valuable natural resources. Pollinator garden is scheduled for August 3 and a water-smart garden will be installed in September.  
Note: the work can be difficult for children younger than 13 years old. 
Click here to connect to the Community Service webpages for more information.