Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community while meeting your neighbors and gaining new experiences. The City of Big Lake created the Volunteer Program to make it easier for you to find volunteer opportunities that fit your skills and interests.
If you attend Spud Fest, enjoy the City’s parks and lakes, or attend local events including Music in the Park and the Big Lake Farmers Market, then you are directly benefiting from local volunteers. By volunteering you can gain job experience, meet new people, and stay active year round. Check out the list below of the many volunteer opportunities available in Big Lake. If you see something of interest, fill out an online application or reach out to the Recreation and Communication Coordinator.
Before you apply for a volunteer position you must read the Big Lake Volunteer Handbook and acknowledge that you read the handbook at the time you submit your online application.
Information Booth Helper: The Big Lake Farmers Market is happy to offer debit-credit, SNAP-EBT, the Market Bucks Match Program, Senior Day Tokens, the Power of Produce Program, and free kids activities. The Information Booth Helper assists staff in using the card reader and handing out tokens for various programs. Commitment: 2-4 hours every Wednesday from June-September in the evenings for the summer market, 1-3 hours every third Saturday of the month from November to April in the mornings for the winter market, or as your schedule allows. If you are interested in volunteering, click here.
Market Tear/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, and the information booth. In addition, this volunteer will be available to assist vendors. Some heavy lifting will be involved. Commitment: 1-2 hours every third Saturday of the month from November to April in the mornings for the winter market, 1-2 hours every Wednesday from June-September in the evenings for the summer market, or as your schedule allows. If you are interested in volunteering, click here.
Photos help to capture the memories made at the City's various events. We can never have enough to use in promotional materials, website, Facebook, etc. Must provide own camera. Commitment: 1-2 hours at various events throughout the year, or as your schedule allows. If you are interested in volunteering, click here.
Recreation Community Events Aid
Volunteers assist recreation staff with special events, such as Movie in the Park, the Group Gardening Program, and other events. Volunteers can expect to work between 2-6 hours per event, which often includes evening hours. If you are interested in volunteering, click here.
Big Lake Bicycle Advisory Committee
This volunteer group is made up of Big Lake residents and community leaders that advocate for a more bike-able City. With the help of City staff, the Bicycle Advisory Committee is presenting an educational campaign and proposed infrastructure improvements to the City of Big Lake and its residents. If you are interested in joining this committee, contact Corrie Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here.