Teacher Workday, Teen Service


Event Description:

Need to get some volunteer service hours knocked out while you're out of school? Make that experience memorable at Walnut Creek Wetland Park! We'll even let you sleep late! Projects may include mulching a trail, killing things (invasive plants, that is), or wading in Little Rock Creek to collect trash that has washed up.  All volunteers must have a signed waiver from a parent. Please bring a refillable water bottle and wear clothes that can get wet, messy or torn. Light snacks will be provided.


Volunteer Duties:

Volunteers will be cutting and digging to remove invasive plants and/or removing litter from the park/creek.



Our park could not function without the enthusiastic volunteers that spend time in our wetland removing invasive plants and trash. Volunteers have played a crucial role in helping us tackle these problems.


Work Environment:

The work will be outside, and some of it may be strenuous. Participants should come dressed to get wet, dirty or messy. Participants will be using trash grabbers and small hand-tools such as loppers and hand-pruners. If you have them, please bring waterproof boots. We will also have loaner boots.


Volunteer Requirements:

Volunteers must be at least 13 years old. Those under the age of 14 must have a parent/guardian present to participate.  All volunteers must sign a liability waiver. Those under 18 must have the waiver signed by a parent/guardian.


Special Instructions:

Volunteers should dress for the outdoors and the possibility to get messy, wet or muddy. Volunteers should bring a refillable water bottle. Light snacks will be provided.


Group Registration Information:

Registration as a volunteer is first come, first served. A group leader must email rachel.vannoordt@raleighnc.gov to register. All groups will be required to provide a list of names and emails for their volunteers.


Per department policy, this volunteer opportunity is not to be used towards court-appointed/ suggested community service hours.

Event Date/Time: Tue, Feb 18, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Volunteers Needed:
Event Meeting Location: Walnut Creek Wetland Park

950 Peterson Street
Raleigh, NC 27610

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Event Organizer: Stacie Hagwood
Event Category:
Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources