Support Sports

different coaches and volunteers

DID YOU KNOW

Did you know that a coach/mentor will impact more people in one season, than the average person does in an entire year?

Did you also know that   volunteering is a great responsibility?  volunteer memeResponsibilities gives you respect, boost your self esteem & confidence.

The success of our athletic programs owe a great deal to caring mentors and volunteers.  People who appreciate and promote teamwork. 

We rely on volunteers — sometimes year round — to accomplish our mission, and not all of those goals involve coaching or leagues; we need support off the fields and courts too.

Some of these may include:

  • Fundraising/Events
  • Operations/Administration
  • Mentoring/Tutoring
  • Maintenance 

By contributing your time and talent, you can directly make an impact in your community.

BEGIN THE PROCESS,  BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer/assistant coach with City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department must first complete the volunteer application form.  Please click here to complete the volunteer application form.  

Once this form is completed and received, our Department staff will review it and contact you to begin the screening process, which may include a face to face meet and greet or telephone call to further discuss your skills and interests.  

The City of Brownsville requires that a criminal background check be run on all volunteer prospects so all applicants are eventually asked to sign an authorization form that allows our chapter to proceed with background check, and character references. 

You will also receive training about your volunteer or coaching role, behavioral expectations, and child protection.

For volunteers over the age of 18:

  • Must complete these forms; as well as a copy of their ID or TX DL.
  • Volunteer Application
  • BPD Background Check Form
  • Authorization to Release Information
  • Waiver Form 2016
  • Ethics Policy 2016
  • Workplace Violence Policy
  • Confidentiality Agreement Form

For volunteers under the age of 16:

  • Must complete these forms; as well as a copy of their school id (if available).
  • Volunteer Application
  • Waiver Form 2016
  • Ethics Policy 2016
  • Workplace Violence Policy
  • Confidentiality Agreement Form

Project Development Coordinator Zaida Lamas at ext: 6068  
City of Brownsville | Human Resources Dept.
1001 E. Elizabeth St. | Brownsville, TX. 78521
Tel: 956 548-6068 | Fax: 956-546-2429

WAYS TO GIVE

The Athletics Gift Program provides people with the opportunity to contribute enjoyment of the City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department Youth Athletics division by donating new amenities for public use. 

This is also an opportunity for people to honor loved ones or celebrate joyous occasions. Together, we can build an even better community and a safe, healthy, and enjoyable environment which citizens of all ages can enjoy for years to come. For further information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department Youth Athletics Supervisor Raul Maraboto (956) 547-6861

Donations to the Athletics Gift Program are tax deductible.

*If the site requires additional preparation, an additional cost may be incurred.

Bench

Standard Concrete Bench
A six foot bench with arm rests and mounted donor plaque, for use in most parks and trailways. $1200.*

Decorative Bench at Oliveira/Gonzalez
An emerald-hued designer aluminum bench with view of natural fauna $2000.*

Picnic Table

Concrete tables with donor plaques. Either rectangular or round, depending on location and function. $1700.*

Walking Trail Solar Light

A solar powered LED lighting system with mounted donor plaque, for use in most parks and trailways.

Drinking Fountain

Multipurpose drinking fountains servicing adults, children, and animals. $3000 to $6000.*