Get Involved! Community Service

North Reading Parks & Recreation 

Community Service Hours are not available at this time,keep an eye out for anything more to come

“Wish-list” items

For Welcome Program gift bags for new residents: Share small giveaways from your business, brochures, or important information that new residents need (Bundles of 50 each year. Donations are subject to screening and space restrictions, call ahead!)

Wrapped reams of copy paper

New Crayola washable markers


“Wish-list” projects

Repair/update the Clarke Park wood sign panel and roof

Weeding – one-time or regularly at Clarke Park playground and walking path


Current Park Fundraising Initiatives

Support the 2023 Friends of Parks and Recreation Skate Park Repair Project at IRP! Donate here

Inclusive playground equipment fund (KidSpot and additional parks in future). Donate here

Sponsor a Parks & Recreation event or installation

To donate an activity for SummerScape campers or one of our annual children’s events, contact Nancy Ursino, Recreation Director @ 978-664-6016 or 

To donate and be recognized as a sponsor for Summer BBQs, contact Heidi Veader, Parks & Recreation Administrative Assistant @ or call the office at 978-664-6016

Ipswich River Park Events by Other Entities

Town Day by Reading/North Reading Chamber of Commerce 978.664.5060

National Night Out by NRPD- Amy Luckiewicz -

Volunteer & seasonal work opportunities

Check our Sign Up Genius for events and projects open this  Click HERE 

Do you have a special talent that you’d like to share with local kids? Share your passion! Volunteer to incorporate your brief presentation into a scheduled program. Contact Nancy Ursino, Recreation Director. *HS Community Service eligible

Special event support: Join our crew list for annual events like Teddy Bear Picnic, Candy Cane Hunt, Pumpkin Festival, and Summer BBQs. Assemble materials, event setup, check-in, monitor, clean-up. Contact Heidi Veader. *HS Community Service at 

Office Support: A few good volunteers, who can get familiar with the Recreation office and come twice a month to help with shredding, filing, and phone reception. *HS Community Service eligible, may be eligible for Senior Property Tax Work-Off (this opportunity is filled)

SummerScape Counselor-in-training: Recruited annually in April, serve June to August. Low weekly cost to participate in training and fun.

SummerScape Camp Counselor: Recruited annually in April, serving June to August. Paid W-2 employment opportunity.

Summer seasonal work: Recruited annually in April, serving May to August. Paid W-2 employment opportunity.

Highlighted volunteer opportunities:

Inclusion Aide Volunteers provide children with additional hands-on help and encouragement to participate in inclusive Recreation programs (special education experience preferred)

Inclusion Leader will support Inclusion Aide volunteers with questions and training requests (special education experience required). If interested, the Inclusion Leader may provide training and support for teens to become inclusion buddies, supporting participants who need additional hand-on help and encouragement to participate. *HS Community Service eligible, may be eligible for Senior Property Tax Work-Off

Join our Advocates and Supporters

Recreation Committee has open meetings

Friends of Parks and Recreation non-profit membership organization

Follow Parks & Recreation News/Announcements

Follow us on Facebook Click HERE

Create an account in myRec to receive email notices about upcoming programs and volunteer opportunities (1-3x/month) Click HERE

Subscribe to Recreation Committee Agendas/Minutes

Share your Feedback and Ideas for Parks & Recreation

Not finding what you’re looking for on this page? Let us know if you have feedback about a park or recreation opportunity that is currently offered or an idea for new opportunities.

         If you have any questions, feel free to email

or call 978-664-6016.