We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Summer Counselors-In-Training (C.I.T.) program! This volunteer program is a great opportunity for youth ages 14-17 to join the parks and recreation team and learn how we operate and manage our summer programs. This opportunity is perfect for students looking to fulfill their service requirements for graduation. We are flexible with scheduling and location based on the needs of the departments and the needs of the applicants.

Applications are accepted by mail, email and fax. Once applications are received we will complete interviews in May and make selections by June 5st . Selected candidates will receive training and coaching. Volunteers will assist with arts and crafts, games, activities and the implementation of the Summer Programs though Suffolk Parks & Recreation. 

Important Dates: 
May 12-31- Interviews- May 12-31
June 5- Candidates notified of selections
June 14- Orientation Creekside
June 16- Orientation ESRC/Admin
All Staff Training 6/19 – 6/22

PLEASE NOTE:  ALL C.I.T.’s for the summer must go through the volunteer management program and complete the proper paperwork and receive approval before beginning their placement.

Are You Interested in Volunteering or Completing an Internship With the City of Suffolk?

We work to match our volunteers and interns with opportunities that fit their interest, talents, knowledge and skills. Volunteers and interns are a valuable asset to the community and assist us in creating quality programs, activities and events and help our community shine!
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School clubs, civic groups, scouts, individuals and interns are welcome. Volunteers and interns receive valuable training and job experience, socialization, a great volunteer environment, career enhancement, recognition, and the opportunity to meet and assist others.

Background Checks

Depending on the type of volunteer placement, volunteers may be required to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning a volunteer placement. A $20 processing fee may apply.

Submitting Applications

Completed Applications should be submitted to Jason Pittman, Volunteer Coordinator.

Additional Information

For Additional information on Volunteer and Internship Opportunities, please contact Jason Pittman, Volunteer Coordinator.