Volunteer Appreciation 

WOW! The 50 volunteers for Celebration of Freedom were phenomenal!!! We received many kudos to the volunteers for making the event run smoothly- even if some of you had to work several duties. We couldn't have done it without you!

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To become a Registered Parks Volunteer, please click on Application Process & Policies and complete the entire one-time Application Process. Already a Registered Volunteer? Email the Volunteer Coordinator and please include your name, the event/program you are interested in and shift availability.

For coaching opportunities, please email the Athletics Specialist.

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

Volunteer Opportunities (special events and programs)

All volunteer applicants must be registered Parks volunteers (click on Application Process & Policies on left side of this page - it’s easy to apply!). Contact Pat Wiley

Delores Fenwick Nature Center Workday 
Location: Delores Fenwick Nature Center, 5750 Magonlia Pkwy., Pearland 77584 
Date: Saturday, August 3 (Rain date August 10)
Shifts: 10 a.m. to 12 noon. No need to request a shift - just show up!
Details: New trees to water using clean pail/bucket to carry water from the ponds. Small, dried, lightweight "bog balls" to be picked up from the shore and taken to the Nature Center in trash bags. Trash pick up to prevent an environmental hazard for wildlife and the water treatment facility. Bring: gloves (waterproof or garden), clean pails, trash bags, refillable water bottles, old tennis shoes, sun glasses, hat, sunscreen, and a snack for yourself. Please arrive by 10 am to hear Katie Boughal

explain the duties.
Contact: Katie @ P: 281.652.1981 on Saturday morning (Aug 3) to determine if the weather is poor enough to be rescheduled to the rain date.

Delores Fenwick Nature Center
Nature Center Volunteers 
Location: 
Delores Fenwick Nature Center, 5750 Magnolia Pkwy., Pearland 77584 
Date: Saturdays starting May 18, 2019
Shifts: 
10 a.m. to 12 noon and/or 12 noon to 2 p.m. 
Details: Volunteers will be responsible for working on a variety of projects such as organizing spaces, working with crafts, maintaining the Pollinator Garden and monitoring wildlife.Please see the Natural Resources Workday below for additional projects.
Contact: Katie Boughal at kboughal@pearlandtx.gov if you are interested. All volunteers working at the Nature Center must be registered volunteers. Please see Application Process & Policies link on left side of this page. 

 

 

Events  

Tri-A-Little-Thon

Location: Delores Fenwick Nature Center, 5750 Magonlia Pkwy., Pearland 77584
Date: Sat, Sept 21
Shift: 7:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. tentatively
Details: Volunteers will assist with registration, help time the the activities such as "fill a mug, ride a tandem bike and walk on caterpillar boards, and where ever this wacky event needs you. The event proceeds will enhance the proposed habitats, educational programs and amenities for the Nature Center.
Contact: Pat Wiley  if you are interested. You must be a registered volunteer for this event.

Trick or Treat Trail

Location: Independence Park, 3449 Pearland Pkwy, Pearland, TX 77581 
Date: Thurs, Oct 31
Shift: 4:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Details:  A group of volunteers will assist first with decorating, then work the spook-tac-ular tunnel area, a small group will move from the tunnel to help with the costume contest and finally everyone will breakdown some supplies and the volunteer tent. We will be decorating inside the tunnel in Independence Park with light up spooky stuff and inflatable items.  Costumes are strongly encouraged, however, they must be “family friendly” and not too scary or inappropriate for the little kiddos.
Contact: Registered volunteers may email Pat Wiley  with a shift request.

Tree Lighting

Location: Independence Park, 3449 Pearland Pkwy, Pearland, TX 77581 
Date: Fri, Dec. 6
Shift: 6:15 p.m. 10:15 p.m. tentatively. 
Details: Volunteers will assist with carriage rides, photography, entertainment, volunteer tent, snow hills and play areas! Costumes are welcome if they aren't scary or inappropriate.  
Contact: Registered volunteers may email Pat Wiley  with a shift request.

TAAF/Winter Games of Texas

Location: Various locations in Pearland (locations to be determined in coming months) 
Date: Sat-Mon, Jan 18-20, 2020 (3 days!)
Shift: varies with sport
Details: Athletes from all over Texas will compete in 15 sports during the holiday weekend. Parks & Recreation will host 4 sports and volunteers will help with scoring, posting scores, organizing athletes before competition, volunteer check in, etc.
Contact: Registered volunteers may email Pat Wiley  with a shift request.

Winterfest!

Location: TBD (tentatively Independence Park)
Date: Sat, Jan 25, 2020
Shift 1: 8:30 am to 1:30 pm     Shift 2: 12:45 pm to 5:30 pm 
Details: Come join the fun in Pearland's famous winter playground with snow hills, rides, inflatables, games, and more!  
Contact: Registered volunteers may email Pat Wiley  with a shift request.

Volunteers Impact Parks (VIP)
You must be 18 yrs. old. Location, dates and shifts are dependent on each event's details.
Click here for more information.

Event Volunteer Photographer
Details: Location, dates and shifts are dependent on each event’s details. A shot list of requested photos will be provided for each event. Photographer must be able to use their own camera with an SD card. Registered volunteers, please contact pwiley@pearlandtx.gov for an interview and more details. Not registered? See "Application" to your left to register with the online "General Application."  

Natural Resources Volunteer Workday 

Location: Varies 
Date: First Thursday of each month
Shift: 8 to 11 a.m.
For project information, please contact Natural Resource Manager, Cullen Ondracek, to be added to the newsletter email list.
NOTE: Work may be difficult for children under the age of 13 years. Anyone under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult.