Volunteer Opportunities

Our Volunteer Opportunities

The Parks and Recreation Department offers many volunteer opportunities. From teens through older adults, the department utilizes volunteers in many of its exciting and fun programs.

Youth Sports Coaches

  • Coaches are needed for Newark youth basketball and soccer programs
  • This league emphasizes sportsmanship, participation, and the fundamentals of the game
  • Participants range in age from six to 18 years old


  • Basketball - January through early March
  • Soccer - August through November


  • Monday - Saturday


  • Must have knowledge of rules and skills.

After School Opportunities

  • Assist staff with students
  • Assist with students grade K-5 with arts and crafts, quiet games, outdoor games and homework
  • Assist with students on all days Christina School district is in session


  • September - June


  • Monday - Friday
    3 p.m. - 6 p.m.


  • Students will assist with arts and crafts, quiet games and outdoor games.
  • Students need to enjoy working with children, be cooperative and have a positive attitude.

Park Volunteer Opportunities

  • Trail Maintenance
  • Litter Control
  • Painting or watersealing play units or footbridges
  • Spread wood carpet under playground equipment

Additional Volunteer Opportunities



Fall Summer
Community Clean Up Santa's Secret Shoppe Newark Community Day Liberty Day
Egg Hunt Snack with Santa
Fall Community Clean Up Camp GWC
Memorial Day Parade Winterfest Turkey Trot Rittenhouse Camp

Halloween Parade Safe Kids Camp

Halloween Party at GWC Camp REAL

Specialty Camps

For more information about the volunteer program, please call (302) 366-7000.