"Volunteers make the many Recreation Department programs and events possible. Your knowledge, time and efforts make a world of difference in our youth's experiences. Please see below some of the many different volunteer opportunities available"

Volunteer Benefit  

As a small thank you to volunteers who provide at least 20 hours of service on an annual basis, we offer a $20 volunteer credit good for any Recreation Department Program.


Coach and Assistant Coach
Age 16 and up

All league teams in Southern Pines Recreation Department depend upon volunteer adult managers, coaches and assistant coaches to provide instruction, leadership, and coordinate team practices. We simply cannot provide league sports without volunteer coaches. Contract Chris Wiley before completing Volunteer forms at wiley@southernpines.net 

Youth Programs and Activities

Contact Sue Gillis, Program Coordinator for volunteer opportunities.   gillis@southernpines.net 

Jr Camp Counselor

  • Summer Camp opportunities
  • School Year Days Off Camps

Special Events Activities, Crafts, Games and Art

  • Autumnfest
  • Candy Cane Hunt
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Moonlight Hikes

Special Events / Adults 55 Plus / Seniors

Volunteer Opportunities with special events contact
Emma Griffin, Special Events and Senior Coordinator egriffin@southernpines.net

  • Autumnfest
  • Egg Hunt
  • First Eve
  • Holiday Parades
  • Movies in the Pines
  • Springfest
  • Tree Lighting
  • Senior Trips
  • Senior Games
  • more...
  1. Fri Sep. 22

    OUTDOOR Movie in the Pines - Sing Bring a blanket or chairs and the whole family and join us for an outdoor movie!
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  2. Sat Oct. 7

    39th Annual Autumnfest plus 5K / Fun Run / Walk, Kid Races Join Southern Pines Recreation for great family fun at the 39th Annual Autumnfest. Crafts, concessi...
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  3. Fri Oct. 13

    OUTDOOR Movie in the Pines -- Storks Bring chairs or a blanket and the whole family for an outdoor movie.
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  4. Wed Oct. 18

    Bike to School Day for Southern Pines Elementary Register through the Southern Pines Recreation Department or Southern Pines Elementary and bike to a...
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  5. Fri Oct. 27

    Halloween Haunt - Downtown Southern Pines Ages 10 and under can trick-or-treat participating downtown businesses starting at 5:00 pm, then joi...
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  6. Fri Oct. 27

    OUTDOOR Movie in the Pines -- Lego Batman Bring a blanket or chairs and the whole family to enjoy this outdoor movie.
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