Become a Volunteer

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Volunteer  You are invited to become a part of the Grand Island Parks and Recreation Department's Volunteer Program and “enhance” your community. You may volunteer as an individual or as part of a group on a onetime or ongoing basis. Individuals, families, students, businesses and organizations have an opportunity to contribute time, talents and resources to our City Park Facilities. Volunteers can assist with park projects and recreation programs. 

Community Fieldhouse Youth Coach:  Soccer, flag football, baseball, softball

Safety Range Officer: 
Volunteers oversee Heartland Public Shooting Park participants as they use rife and handgun ranges. Instructional class provided by Heartland Public Shooting Park.

Special Events: Volunteers are needed to assist with a number of upcoming special events like the National 4H Youth Shooting Sports Event, Nebraska State Hershey Youth Track Meet, Zombies in the Heartland, Grand Island Games, and more! Volunteer opportunities include: event setup, timers, measurers, judges, scorers, etc.

Greenhouse: For people who enjoy working with plants! Duties include transplanting, planting seedlings, and planting flowerbeds.

Adopt a Park or Trail: A chance for groups of volunteers to enhance city parks, trails and facilities. Inspect adopted park or trail once a month. Provide maintenance as needed. Hold an annual “enhancement” event.

Group Park Cleanup: You and your friends, group, coworkers, or club can be a vital part of the effort to make your community parks a cleaner and more attractive place !