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​Get Involved – Volunteer!

Contact our main park office to sign up or get more details at 919-387-4342!

Volunteers and park staff perform routine maintenance on the following areas:

  • Hog Run Mountain Bike Trail
  • Peninsula Hiking Trail
  • Buckhorn Disc Golf Course
  • Educational Gardens
  • Landscaping

*Each volunteer must complete the Wake County Volunteer Release Form and mail or bring to park before they can begin their volunteer work.

Volunteer_Release_Form_08-13.pdfVolunteer Release Form


Upcoming Opportunities: 


Haunting at Harris Event Volunteers Needed

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Volunteers are needed to help us run Harris Lake County Park's
13th annual Haunting at Harris: An Unlucky Adventure!
Learn more about this exciting event by visiting our Public Programs web page.
If you are interested in volunteering for either of the dates listed below, please contact the park office at 919-387-4342 or by email at to sign up today!
Friday, October 16
School is out and our Haunting at Harris event is the next day. Do you need volunteer service hours for school? We are looking for volunteers ages 13 and up to help with last minute preparations for our event between 2 and 5 p.m. Please register by Wednesday, October 14 so we can plan for you. Check in at the Loblolly Shelter.
Saturday, October 17
Serve our park while having a great time! We're looking for enthusiastic and reliable volunteers to lead games, crafts and other activities in the shelter area as well as actors to play parts along the trail for our wagon ride (suitable for families with young children) or on our NEW haunted walking trail (a spookier experience for ages 10 and up). We also have non-acting parts along the trail. If you reply early enough and have your own scary costume, we will try to incorporate you into our theme!
Specific volunteer times will vary depending on the volunteer job. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old. Younger volunteers must be with an adult.


TORC Volunteer Workdays

Please join us for our mountain bike trail workdays. See a current schedule of workdays and RSVP on the TORC meet-up page! Workdays include projects like adding new features, re-routing trails and general trail maintenance. Bring good gloves and work shoes. All tools will be provided. Meet at the Hog Run Bike Trail gravel parking lot. Workdays are three hours.


Stewardship Opportunities

Park staff relies on dedicated volunteers to help maintain the beauty and safety of Harris Lake County Park for its visitors and wildlife. Call to schedule a volunteer opportunity for an individual or group. An educational component is part of the volunteer experience, so call for more details. 

  • Garden Work Day
  • Lake Shoreline Cleanup by Canoe
  • Fishing Pond Cleanup
  • Invasive Species Removal
  • Wood Duck Box Check
  • Blue Bird Box Check
Ask about projects for Eagle Scouts, Silver/Gold awards and Scout troops. 
If interested, please contact the park office at 919-387-4342.



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