Parks & Recreation Program Volunteer Opportunities

Junior Playground Leader Program

New! Golden Valley’s Junior Playground Leader Program provides youth ages 14-15 with a volunteer opportunity to gain leadership experience and valuable work skills by assisting recreation staff with playground programs.

The City’s Parks and Recreation staff will select Junior Leaders through an application and interview process. Candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview after the application deadline. All applicants must be ages 14 or 15.

Junior Playground Leader Program Applicaton

  • Responsibilities
    • Work as a member of a leadership team that provides outdoor fun for youth programs
    • Lead program participants in organized games
    • Assist staff with supervision of participants and setting up program activities
  • Benefits
    • Option to attend any one summer 2019 Golden Valley Parks and Recreation field trip (excluding zip-lining) at no cost
    • Recognition from the Golden Valley City Council
    • Certificate of completion

Concerts 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

Youth Programs

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

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.

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

55+ Adult Programs

The Golden Valley 55+ Adult Program offers a variety of volunteer opportunities, such as service project helpers, newsletter assemblers, class instructors, group leaders, and clerical assistants. If you would like to volunteer, call 763-512-2339.

Mondays with Mary

Join Mary on Mondays at 9:30 am at Brookview to make door decorations, greeting cards, party favors, stuff envelopes for City Hall and more. Work on projects for Ambassador Care Center, Dinner At Your Door, Senior Dining, Golden Valley 55+ Adult Program, and Mary's Wanderers. We’ll supply the materials and coffee—you bring your time and talent. “The more the Mary-ier!”

Want to Volunteer?

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