Volunteers Make Fun Happen!

Share your time and talents and be part of the team that provides exceptional park & recreation services for the Bend community.

Here’s where you can get involved!

Coach Youth Sports

Volunteer coaches are an essential part of Bend Park & Recreation District youth sports programs. Several hundred adult volunteers are needed each year to support these programs.

Click here to learn more about volunteer coaching opportunities.

Recreation Programs

Adult and teen volunteers can join in to help create great experiences with a wide variety of recreation activities for people of all ages and abilities.

  • Youth Recreation & Enrichment – help with science, art, crafts,  cooking, theater, day camps, outdoor adventures and more. Opportunities available with after school and no-school day programs, and over summer break and holidays.
  • Therapeutic Recreation – help with day camps, fitness, cooking, art and social programs for children and adults with disabilities.
  • Fitness and Water Exercise – assist in the fitness center or with a  fitness class. Opportunities available at Juniper Swim & Fitness Center and Larkspur Community Center.
  • Adaptive Aquatics (tentative for school year 22/23) – be a buddy in the pool for school age children with disabilities. Volunteers work with aquatics staff to reinforce swim skills and water safety.
  • Older Adult Programs – help with classes, activities and events held at Bend Senior Center.

Teen Volunteers

Summer Volunteer Opportunities

If you like being active, have experience working with younger kids and are willing to step up and get involved – we need your help each summer! Volunteers help create an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome and has fun.

Click here to learn more about opportunities for teens.

Events & Activities

Volunteers help create fun and memorable experiences for the community!

  • July 4th Pet Parade – Thursday, July 4 –  in downtown Bend.

Support for Parks, Trails & Off-Leash Areas

Opportunities for individual volunteers and groups to provide support and care for parks and trails.

Learn more about how you can support parks and trails.

Important information about volunteering with BPRD:

  • BPRD processes a criminal history background check annually for volunteers age 18 and over.
  • Minimum age requirement for volunteers varies by opportunity. Volunteers under age 12 may volunteer with some activities and events if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Apply today!

Click here for the online volunteer application.



Kim Johnson
Community Engagement Supervisor