Volunteering is a great way to make a difference in your community while making new friends, enriching city programs and acquiring new skills.
Complete a volunteer application (DOC) for Parks and Recreation.
Becoming a volunteer
As a volunteer, you will:
- Meet new people
- Gain job experience
- Make new friends
- Stay active
- Help others
- Make a difference in their community
- Learn about city government and services
There are opportunities for individuals, families, and groups. For more information, email the volunteer coordinator or call 763-494-6512.
Present a friendly face to Market shoppers at Information Booth and in the Market, proactively interacting with customers to welcome them to the Market, sign them up for the newsletter and frequent shopper program, hand out weekly recipes, answer questions. Assist with hourly customer counts. Promote Market activities, such as music and special events. Commitment: 2 to 4 hours weekly or as your schedule allows.
PoP Kids Club
Help with various activities at our super cool Power of Produce kids club. Sign kids up to be club members, hand out their weekly reward and get them excited about their produce purchases. Time commitment: 2 to 4 hours, 2 times per month or as your schedule allows.
Photos help to capture all the food and fun at the Farmers Market. We can never have enough to use in promotional materials, website, Facebook, etc. Camera provided for volunteer's use. Commitment: 1 to 2 hours each Thursday or as your schedule allows.
Market set up/take down
A lot goes on behind the scenes to prepare for market day as well as to wrap things up when the market closes, such as signage, tables, chairs, tents, information booth. In addition, this volunteer will be available to assist vendors. Commitment: 1 to 2 hours each Thursday or as your schedule allows.
Volunteers are occasionally needed to help prepare materials, promotional items, and host special farmers market-related events, such as our annual vendor meetings. Commitment varies with each of these unique opportunities. A typical "shift" would be about two hours during daytime hours during weekdays.
Email the Farmers Market or call 763-494-5955 for more details.
Want to relive those great teenage years or see how things have changed? Adult chaperones are needed for teen dances from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. one Friday each month during the school year. Dances are held at Osseo and Maple Grove Junior High Schools. Call at 763-494-6522 or email the youth outreach coordinator.
Adopt-A-Park is an opportunity for volunteers to help keep Maple Grove parks and trails beautiful. The program is open to schools, community groups, civic organizations, faith communities, businesses, families, and individuals. For information, please call 763-494-6516 or email the program coordinator.
Other volunteer opportunities
View opportunities currently available throughout the city.