City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs

Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs (PRCA) Department at the City Of Gainesville offers an amazing variety of volunteer opportunities for citizens who live, work, play and study in the Greater Gainesville Community.


Contact: Hanan Bilal (Volunteer Program Coordinator),,, (352) 393-8335

Volunteer Application

PRCA has volunteer opportunities for everyone:
• Families
• Civic Groups
• Teens-high school
• Travelers -visitors
• Greek Organizations
• Seniors and Retirees
• Work Based Learners
• Religious Organizations
• Advisory Board Members
• Internships and Practicums
• Corporations and local businesses can get their employees engaged
• University and College Students (UF, SFC, St. Leo, FSU, Bethune Cookman)

Sample volunteer projects we need your help with:

Parks and Nature Operations Division

• Adopt a Park
• Park Clean Up
• Sign Cleaning
• Gainesville Greenway Challenge
• Great Invader Raider Rally
• Invasive Plant Removal
• Administrative

Recreation Division

• Youth Sport Coaches
• Youth Camp Counselors
• Aquatics
• Golf Course
• World’s Largest Swimming Lesson
• Administrative
• Afterschool tutors 1-8 grade

Administration and Support Services Division

• Event planning
• Receptionist/clerical
• Research and survey
• PR, Marketing and Outreach
• Practicum & Intern Students
• Consulting &Skill Based Support

Cultural Affairs Division

• Data Entry
• Event planning
• Research and survey
• Hoggetown Medieval Fair
• Downtown Festival & Art Show
• Jest Fest