Parks & Recreation Program Volunteer Opportunities

Canceled: Junior Playground Leader Program

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 2020 Golden Valley Parks and Recreation field trip (excluding zip-lining) at no cost
    • Recognition from the Golden Valley City Council
    • Certificate of completion

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.

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.

Want to Volunteer?

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