Park & Recreation Volunteer Opportunities

General Opportunities

Concert In The Park Attendant

  • Time Period: Monday evenings and one Thursday evening from June-July, 5:30–8:30 pm. No concert week of July 4.
  • Responsibilities
    • Meet and greet performers
    • Set up and take down chairs
    • Deliver necessary materials to performers
    • Evaluate performers and turn in evaluations to supervisor
    • Clean up site
  • Qualifications or Skills
    • Comfortable with public interaction
    • Willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions
    • Capable of lifting up to 30 lbs
    • Punctual
  • Work Location: Brookview Park, Large Shelter Area
  • Benefits
    • Enjoy summer evenings listening to concerts
    • Meet and greet your Golden Valley Neighbors
    • Meet the performers
  • Reports To: Recreation supervisor

Opportunities Working With Youth

The City of Golden Valley does background checks on volunteers working with children.

Penny Carnival Helpers

  • Time Period: First Friday in August. 12-3 pm
  • Responsibilities
    • Run easy “carnival” games
    • Collect pennies
    • Hand out prizes
    • Some set-up and take-down
  • Qualifications or Skills
    • Enjoy interacting with youth ages 4 to 12
    • Able to work outdoors in a shaded area
  • Work Location: Brookview Park Large Picnic Shelter, 200 Brookview Parkway, Golden Valley
  • Benefits
    • Help provide a fun event for Golden Valley youth
    • Interact with local youth
  • Reports To: Recreation Supervisor John Stutzman

Youth Basketball Coaches

  • Time Period: One weekly practice in the evenings (Monday through Thursday) and one game each Saturday between noon and 5 pm. Season runs early January through mid-March.
  • Responsibilities: Coach recreational basketball teams for boys and girls in grades 2-7.

Youth Soccer Coaches

  • Time Period: Season runs from early September through October.
  • Responsibilities: Coach a youth soccer team for one practice per week and one game per week (Saturday afternoon) for kids i ngrade K-6.

Rink Rat Hockey Coaches

  • Time Period: Two preseason practices and eight games held on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Season runs early January through mid-February.
  • Responsibilities: Coach recreational hockey teams for boys and girls in ages 5 to 12
  • Requirements: Knowledge of hockey and ability to work with kids of various abilities

Supper With Santa Helpers

Golden Valley’s annual evening with Santa for children and families.

  • Time Period: First Friday in December, 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Location: Brookview
  • Responsibilities: Help with setup, activities, and clean-up

Opportunities Working With Seniors

See Seniors Program Volunteer Opportunities »

Want to Volunteer?

Fill out an application here. Questions? Contact Golden Valley Parks & Recreation at 763-512-2345.