a family playing in the mud

Volunteer at Mud Day

Mud Day will involve fun activities that connect children to nature, mud, education on wetlands, the history of the Center at Walnut Creek Park, and the center's connection to the social justice movement started by Partners for Environmental Education. Mud Day was the NC Recreation and Parks Association's 2018 Innovative Program winner. Volunteers may sign up for multiple shifts for extra volunteer hours.

Volunteers will assist with the following duties:

  • Setup - Setup will involve carrying materials to their stations.
  • Stations - Volunteers may be asked to ensure safety at obstacle course stations, assist children with crafts, tattoos, fort building, kiddie zone, etc.
  • A few volunteers will work in the volunteer canteen wiping down tables and ensuring an adequate supply of snacks and beverages for volunteers.

20-minute lunch breaks will be worked into the shifts. The event runs from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. with volunteers expected to participate in the cleanup from 1-2 p.m.

Mud Day could not run without dedicated volunteers! Participating in Mud Day means contributing to a child's physical, emotional, and social well-being. Children are born to get messy, as part of their normal child development, and this event lets kids know that it is okay to get dirty and messy (and it's a whole lot of fun, too).

Date: Saturday, August 19
Timeslots: 8:30 - 10 a.m. and 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Ages: 14+
Those under 16 must have a parent/guardian present
Register to Volunteer at Mud Day

Associated Event




Walnut Creek Wetland Center
950 Peterson St.
Raleigh, NC 27610


Walnut Creek Wetland Park

Lead Department:
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources