Parks and Recreation Career and Volunteer Opportunities

Internships & Careers

The Mansfield Parks and Recreation Department is always looking for bright, motivated people with a passion for nature and the community to join our team.  Visit the Human Resources page for a list of current job openings and application instructions.  Internships are available each semester (spring, summer, fall) covering both Parks & Recreation overview and Nature Education specifically.

All internships are designed for undergraduate students currently enrolled in a four-year accredited university or college studying parks and recreation management, city government operations, leisure services, science/nature education or related curriculum.  Download the printable application and return it by email or mail (contact information is included on the application) or use the link below to apply online.

Internship Application


Are you looking for a way to make a difference in our community?  The City of Mansfield Parks and Recreation Department is an excellent place to start!  We offer several volunteer opportunities to choose from that range from assisting the Senior Lifestyles program to helping at Special Events.

Volunteer Application

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Parks and Recreation Volunteers

If you are interested in participating as a volunteer in a Parks and Recreation event or program, please complete the volunteer application and background authorization (mandatory for volunteers 18+) below.  You may drop off your application in person from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday - Friday or 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturdays at the Mansfield Activities Center.

Parks and Recreation Volunteers