Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering, whether it be to give back to your community, build up your resume, or to learn more about local government, please review the volunteer opportunities listed below that are available at the City of Elk River.

Before you apply for a volunteer position you must read the Elk River Volunteer Program Handbook and acknowledge that you read the handbook at the time you submit your online application. 

Strengthen Your Ties to Elk River Through Voluntary Service

All other City of Elk River volunteer opportunities can be found below, and applied to by clicking the green Volunteer Application link. Volunteer Application Graphic Link

  1. Bailey Point Nature Preserve Volunteer

Bailey Point Nature Preserve volunteers work with city staff and park stewards to assist with general maintenance of the preserve. The preserve offers paved and natural trails and 3,300 feet of natural largely untouched shoreline at the confluence of the Mississippi and Elk Rivers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with trail maintenance
  • Assist with preserve clean-up
  • Assist with clearing timber from the trails

Commitment: hours vary based on availability

Location: outside at Bailey Point Nature Preserve (1 Morton Avenue in Elk River)

  1. Citizen Pruner Program
  1. Elk RiverFest Volunteer
  1. Fire Department Videographer
  1. Furniture and Things Community Event Center Event Volunteer
  1. Hillside Park Volunteer
  1. Recreational Special Events Aid
  1. William H. Houlton Conservation Area Volunteer
  1. Woodland Trails Regional Park Volunteer
  1. Youth Sports Coach

Adopt-a-Park/Adopt-a-Stormwater Pond

The Adopt-a-Park volunteer program allows groups and individuals to assist in the general care and maintenance of neighborhood parks, green spaces, trailers, and athletic fields.

The city asks for a one-year commitment to pick up trash at your assigned park twice a year, in spring and fall.

Adopt a Park - Bank of Elk River

Contact Us

  1. Karen Wingard Website

    Karen Wingard
    Special Events Coordinator