Welcome to the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority Volunteer Center. Are you interested in...
- Volunteering to help maintain and provide programming for parks and recreation?
- Performing volunteer work with others who share your love of recreation, sports or enrichment?
- Contributing your time and skills to an organization that you believe in?
- Broadening your resume and/or life experiences?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority has some great volunteer opportunities for you. Volunteers are one of the most important components of our programs and we rely on their generosity of time and knowledge to make our programs a resounding success.
There are a variety of ways you can volunteer… from coaching soccer, to helping at events or cleaning up our parks, to manning the front desk at the Senior Center, to painting the walls, or just making coffee. There's a job for everyone! Volunteers will be recognized and honored at our annual RECreation RECognition RECeption in November.
Please Note: Due to the nature of our work, we may require a background check before you are able to volunteer (most commonly for volunteers within the Howell Senior Center, Howell Recreation Preschool & Learning Center, and volunteer coaches with our sports programs). We are an official member of the National Recreation and Park Association's Operation TLC² Making Communities Safe. This is a national initiative to advance the leadership role of parks and recreation in their effort to make their communities safer by implementing national guidelines for properly qualifying and credentialing volunteers.
The Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority adopted a policy for qualifying and credentialling volunteers that can be downloaded by clicking here. Before each season begins, our coaches, instructors and other volunteers, will undergo a background check and then be issued a name badge that will expire in a year. We hope that you will consider becoming a part of our volunteer corps.
Don’t wait another day. Find out how good it feels to volunteer your time with the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority.
Special Event Volunteer - Come and help out at one of our incredibly popular special events! From the Howell Melon Run and Howell Melon Festival, to the Legend of Sleepy Howell, we're looking for volunteers to help us with every detail of the event. Looking for an event to volunteer at? Check out our Special Events page to find an event! Call 517/546-0693 ext. 0 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in volunteering.
Senior Center Check In Desk Volunteer - Come and help us sign people in, direct people to the right resources, and collect daily entry and annual fees at the front desk. We have four - 2 hour shifts available each day Monday - Friday. Call us at 517/546-0693 ext. 7709 to volunteer.
Youth Sport Coaches - Our sports leagues rely on the generosity of parents who wish to volunteer to coach. We have many openings for volunteer coaches in a number of different leagues. Call or email Sarah Rowe, Sports Supervisor, at 517/546-0693 ext 7705 for more information.