Durham Central Park relies on dedicated volunteers who do everything from gardening and park maintenance to staffing events and waste reduction measures. Check out our current volunteer opportunities:
Park Cleanup Workdays
In the spring and the fall, we hold monthly workdays to clean up the gardens and paths in the park. If you love whacking weeds, trimming brush, mulching and generally making things look spiffy around the park, from the rain garden trail to along the creek, then this is the opportunity for you! Typically, the workdays are held on the first Saturdays of April, May, June, September, October and November from 9am-Noon. Check our Calendar for the upcoming workdays.
Food Truck Rodeo Rowdies
DCP hosts five Food Truck Rodeos per year! These events need lots of hands so that they can run smoothly. We have a dedicated crew of Rodeo Rowdies (Rodeo Volunteers), but we are always looking for folks who can help with set up and break down, customer services and event management. All Rowdies get a t-shirt and vouchers to eat from the food trucks!
Waste Warrior Volunteers
The Waste Warriors are a team of volunteers that help staff all of the waste stations during our Food Truck Rodeos and other events. They help guests sort their trash into compost, recycling and landfill trash. Waste Warriors also educate folks about what how much can be composted and recycled. The Waste Warriors have helped to divert thousands of pounds of trash from landfills over the past few years.
Large Group Volunteer Events
Do you have group that would like to do a service event? We can accommodate you! We are happy to set up a special workday for your group. Please call or email Erin: 919-794-8194 or [email protected]
Volunteering at Durham Central Park is a great way to give back to your community and meet interesting new people at the same time.