Volunteer & Employment Opportunities


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

Download a list of seasonal contract instructor positions (PDF).

  1. Phone: 952-985-4600


There are lots of ways to get involved and help your city. You can 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 to be put on our volunteer mailing list.

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 are needed as well as individuals. 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 or download a volunteer packet (PDF) for more information about this annual Lakeville event.

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.

Kids Triathlon

Help make this fun event a safe and enjoyable experience for the youth racers. Those who sign up to volunteer will be stationed at turns to help direct racers and cheer them along. The KayBiRu Kids Triathlon takes place the last week of June.