Volunteer Opportunities

Make a Difference - Volunteer!

Thank you for considering working as a volunteer! The City is excited to offer a variety of volunteer opportunities to support our dynamic Inver Grove Heights community. Are you looking for a one day event? How about a long term opportunity? Do you want to work outside? Maybe you have excellent organizational skills? We may just have the right fit for you!2018 Volunteers at Clean Up Day

Why Volunteer?

When you volunteer, your efforts strengthen the local services available to members of the community. Volunteering raises awareness of important social needs, connects communities and builds friendships. Change your life and those around your community!  

  • Share your talents
  • Develop new skills
  • Enhance your resume
  • Feel good about giving back to the community
  • Provides unique opportunities for local residents to contribute to city government
  • Facilitates active partnerships between city staff and community members
  • Enriches city programs and services through volunteer involvement and participation
  • Helps citizens become more familiar with city programs, services and issues

Open Volunteer Positions


Office Assistance

  • Document Scanners: Use our new high-speed scanner!

Community Development

Environmental Events & Education

Volunteers opportunities are unique for each event. Examples of how you can help may include setting ups and taking down the event, helping unload vehicles at collection events, or educating event attendees on one or more of the following topics: Waste reduction, reuse and recycling, Organics recycling, Energy conservation, Renewable energy, and more.

  • Healthy Living Fair (April) 
  • Paper Shredding Event (May)
  • Food Truck Day Events (July & Aug.)
  • IGH Days (Sept.)
  • Annual Clean-Up Day (Sept.)
  • Women's Expo (Oct.)
  • Other special project opportunities available based on interests
MRC Volunteer

Parks and Recreation

Special Events

Volunteers opportunities are unique for each event. Examples of how you can help may include setting ups and taking down the event, assisting with guest registration, directing guests, hosting information tables and games, and more.

  • Skate with a Hero (Jan.)
  • Princess Dance (Feb.)
  • Easter Egg Hunt (weekend before Easter) 
  • National Trails Day Event (June)
  • Fishing Derby (June)
  • Terrific Tuesdays (June & July)
  • Safety Camp (July)
  • Food Truck Day Events (July & Aug,)
  • IGH Days (Sept.)
  • Touch a Truck (Sept.)
  • Dog Park Event (Sept.)
  • Halloween Event (Oct.)
  • Santa Breakfast (Dec.)
  • Skate with Santa (Dec.)
Bee Box Volunteers

Parks Maintenance

  • Adopt-a-Park (seasonal, April – Oct.)
  • Garden/Landscape Assistance
  • Invasive Plant/Tree Removal


  • Youth Sports Coaches and Assistants (baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, flag football, lacrosse, track & volleyball)     

Group Opportunities

Opportunities for area businesses, churches, civic groups, schools, etc. to participate as a group can be explored. Typically groups will do a park clean up, planting project, invasive plant removal, or a one-time project such as painting a hockey rink or boardwalk. Groups are also welcome to volunteer for events.
North Valley Park Volunteers Heartland Credit Union


Volunteer Application

To apply for any of these positions please click on the Volunteer Application link below:

Volunteer Application

Contact Us

Volunteer Coordinator, Diane Erickson at 651-208-4840 or derickson@ighmn.gov.