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 in order to make it easier for you to find volunteer opportunities that fit your interests.
If you attend Spud Fest, enjoy the City's parks and lakes, or attend local events including Music in the Park, 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 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.
Market set up/take 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 second Friday of the month from November to April or as your schedule allows. If you are interested in volunteering, click here.
Market Photographer: Photos help to capture all the food and fun at the Farmers Market. We can never have enough to use in promotional materials, website, Facebook, etc. Must provide own camera. Commitment: 1-2 hours every second Friday of the month from November to April or as your schedule allows. If you are interested in volunteering, click here.
Recreational Special Events Aid
Volunteers assist recreation staff with special events, such as Movie in the Park, Theatre in the Park, Recycle Day, and other events. Volunteers can expect to work 4-6 hours per event, which often includes evening hours. If you are interested in volunteering, click here.