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The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department provides a variety of meaningful ways for individuals, community groups, and businesses to showcase their commitment to the community through volunteering. Volunteers play a vital role in building a strong sense of community that enriches our lives. We are very grateful for all our volunteers who help us enhance our services with their time and dedication!

Below are some ways you can serve.

VIDEO - Department Honors Volunteers (January 5, 2018)


Adopt-a-Park Program

This program is designed to build vibrant communities by connecting volunteers with parks. It offers volunteers ways to dedicate their time and talents to the maintenance and development of Corpus Christi’s unique park system. Our Department maintains over 190 parks that provide open space, recreation areas, and facilities from Padre Island to Five Points. Join us to clean up parks and beaches, add a coat of paint to playgrounds, or plant trees. Read more about our parks. The first step to adopting a park is to submit an Adopt-A-Park application form. Once you have selected a park and completed the application, submit a copy to Lisa Oliver at, and the process of adopting a park will begin thereafter. View the Adopt-A-Park Poster.  View the List of Available Parks for Adoption.  ► View the VIDEO - Parks and Recreation accepting Adopt-a-Park volunteers

Youth Sports League Volunteer Coaches

Volunteers provide coaching for our various youth sports leagues, including basketball, baseball, and micro-soccer. A one-day mandatory training session is usually provided for volunteer coaches and assistant coaches. Learn more about the leagues offered by our Athletics Program. 


Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center

If you would love to inspire residents in our community to connect with nature, join the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve team! We seek dedicated volunteers whose talents and skills will help us achieve the preserve's mission. Volunteers help with school field trips, summer camps, nature walks, special events, and more. They also serve as Learning Center hosts, stewardship and trail maintenance workers, and other various duties. For more information, please contact Lauren Piorkowski at About the preserve.


Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

This program was created in response to critical community needs across the nation. It is designed to help seniors age 55+ to effectively use their time, energy, and skills to support non-profit organizations. RSVP staff matches their interests, talents, and schedules with opportunities from non-profit agencies called Volunteer Stations that are registered with the RSVP program. Read more about the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. 


Senior Companions Program

Senior Companion volunteers provide assistance with daily living tasks and companionship to home-bound and disabled seniors. Senior Companions must be age 55+ and meet established income eligibility guidelines to serve 15 to 40 hours per week and receive hourly stipends. Read more about the Senior Companion Program.VIDEO - Apply to be a Senior Companion (February 2019)

Commissions & Committees

The City of Corpus Christi has various commissions and committees, of which the Parks & Recreation Department serves as liaison on eight boards. Serving on a City board provides an excellent opportunity to make a difference in your community. Learn more about Commissions and Committees.


We invite you to get involved. Are you inspired?

Call (361) 826-PLAY today!

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