​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


Longleaf Festival!

Saturday, May 20, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist at our 8th annual Longleaf Festival to help with children's games and crafts. This is a free, fun, family event! Volunteers are what make these big special events possible.
There are multiple volunteer shifts available. Please register using the links to our online registration system found at the bottom of the Longleaf Festival page.
More information will be sent you upon a commitment to volunteer.
This is a great way to build your resume or network if you are interested in natural resources as there will be many agencies and organizations at the event in this field.
All volunteers must bring a completed and signed
For more information, please contact us at harris.lake@wakegov.com or 919-387-4342.

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
  • Bluebird 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.