Volunteer & Employment Opportunities


Visit our Job Opportunities page for employment opportunities in our Parks & Recreation Department.

  1. Phone: 952-985-4600

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There are lots of ways to get involved and help your city. Help for a few hours at an event or for the full event; choose the activity and time commitment that's right for you. We appreciate your participation in and assistance with City events. Sign up for a particular event, or for our general volunteer mailing list.

Illumination Walk

Volunteer to help make the Illumination Walk a success. Volunteers will help help by prepping sand filled bags days in advance, placing luminary bag along the trail or lighting candles. Sign up online to volunteer.

Ritter Fest

Enjoy a day at Ritter Farm Park while volunteering to help put on a great community event. Both individuals and groups are welcome to volunteer. Sign up online to volunteer.

Free Family Fun Fest

This family event takes place each April. Volunteers help organize lines for multiple inflatables at this fun event. This volunteer opportunity is perfect for adult/child pairs of volunteers as well as scout groups and individuals.

Kids Triathlon

Help make this fun event a safe and enjoyable experience for the youth racers. Volunteers will be stationed at turns to help direct racers and cheer them along. The KayBiRu Kids Triathlon takes place the last Friday in June.

Haunted Forest

Over 100 volunteers help to make the Haunted Forest a tremendous success each year! Volunteers are needed for spooky stations along the Haunted Forest Trail, friendly-costumed characters at the Trick-or-Treat Maze, trail guides, food collections and more! Many groups and individuals needed. Download a volunteer packet (PDF) for more information.

Santa's Secret Store

Help make holiday memories for Lakeville youth. Groups and individual volunteers will help children with gift selection, wrapping and more. Sign up online and learn more information about this annual Lakeville event held in early December.