"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. Sat Nov. 25

    Tree Lighting Ring in the holidays with our Tree Lighting celebration. Lighted trees line the streets. Santa wil...
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  2. Fri Dec. 1

    Candy Cane Hunt -- Children ages 4-10 Holiday fun with activities for children ages 4-10 including cookie decorating, crafts, games, photo...
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  3. Sat Dec. 2

    Jr flea Market Young business people ages 7-16 can put their bargaining skills to the test as they sell their toys,...
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  4. Sat Dec. 2

    Holiday Parade Enjoy local marching bands, floats, entertainers and more at the Holiday Parade. Santa will make an...
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  5. Sun Dec. 31

    First Eve Celebration Bring family and friends for a Winter Wonderland for all ages as we ring in the New Year early as we...
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