Volunteer with the South Portland Parks, Recreation, and Waterfront Department

Volunteers are able to support our department in a number of ways, from coaching, to cleaning trails, special events, and more. We welcome both individual volunteers and groups. If you would like to volunteer with the Parks & Rec Department please see below for current volunteer opportunities.


Questions about volunteer opportunities? Contact Anthony Johnson at ajohnson@southportland.org or 207-767-7650 ext. 7512


Thank you to our fantastic volunteers!

Our volunteers make a huge difference in the community. Scroll through these photos to see what some of our volunteers have been up to!


Upcoming Volunteer Events:

Please see below for upcoming volunteer events in South Portland. Anyone interested in volunteering for one of these events should fill out a volunteer application and background check consent form.

Non-Coaching Volunteer Application

Background Consent Form


None currently, please check back soon!

 Updated 11/16/18


We want you to have a fun and SAFE volunteering experience with our department! Please read this brief safety document before volunteering with us so that you can come prepared to prevent the most common potential hazards you may encounter, particularly when volunteering outdoors. 

Volunteer Safety



Volunteer Coaching: 

Our youth sports programs would not exist without the help of our dedicated group of volunteers. If you have an interest in coaching a youth team, we are always looking for volunteers. All levels of experience are welcome. Don't let a lack of coaching knowledge stop you from a very rewarding experience! All coaches are required to complete a volunteer application and are subject to a criminal background check.


Volunteer Coaches Application

Background Consent Form


For more information about volunteering as a youth coach or to submit an application please contact our Youth Program Coordinator Brianne Maloney at bmaloney@southportland.org



Court Ordered Community Service:

South Portland Parks, Recreation & Waterfront (PRW) reserves the right to deny ANY individual in need of court ordered community service hours the ability to volunteer with the organization based on the nature, type, and/or specifics of their offense. PRW will not be a party before the specific Court which orders the service, there is no jurisdiction over the organization and the Courts cannot order PRW to allow an individual to volunteer with our organization. Individuals will be judged solely by their offense(s) and not by any other means including, but not limited to: age, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.


Court ordered volunteers are NOT allowed to work with children in our programs, drive or have keys to any of our buildings or city vehicles, and cannot operate any machinery.


To apply please fill out the following application and send along with all required documents to Anthony Johnson at ajohnson@southportland.org or mail to 21 Nelson Road, South Portland, ME 04106.


Court Ordered Community Service Application



Partner Organizations:

South Portland PRW often partners with other local organizations or departments for volunteer events. Be sure to check out their websites and calendars for more potential volunteer opportunities!


South Portland Land Trust