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DPR is present and active in neighborhoods and communities across the District and is proud to draw a large amount of community involvement and support through volunteers. The hard work and support provided by community volunteers allows DPR to extend the impact of many of our programs and services.

Individual Volunteers

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please complete the DPR Individual Volunteer Application. Please note that all individual volunteers are required to complete a MPD crimminal background check (at no charge to the volunteer).  After submitting your application you will receive a confirmation email. This email contains further instructions, MPD background check location information and the required documents that you will need to be complete prior to your background check appointment.

Community Service Projects (One Time)

Organizations or individuals seeking to provide community service projects in the form of park clean-ups or spruce-up projects at DPR facilities, please complete the DPR Community Service Application.

  • DPR Community Service Application - please email dpr.volunteer@dc.gov to inquire about Community Service opportunities.

For additional information please contact dpr.volunteer@dc.gov.