Volunteer Opportunities

"The best way to find yoruself is to lose yoruself in the service of others." - Mahatma Gandhi

Current Volunteer Opportunities

  • Fun Prairie Rink Ranger Adopt-a-Rink Volunteer Program: Become an ice rink hero this winter and help with snow removal, flooding/resurfacing, and more!
  • Invasive Species Removal:  Assistance in removal of invasive plants, shrubs, and noxious weeds.
  • Sun Prairie Historical Museum:  Public-facing and behind the scenes volunteers needed for school tours, inventory, collections management, graphic design, exhibit design, etc.
  • Program Instructor/Assistant:  Serve as a volunteer teaching or assisting teaching any one of our recreation programs - opportunities are available for all age groups and types of programs.
  • Neighborhood Navigators: Assisting in connecting residents to community resources, mobile food pantry, resource deployment/delivery, inventorying donations, etc.  
    • Contact:  George Chavez, Neighborhood Navigator Program Specialist
  • Safe Haven Youth & Teen Mentorship Program:  A partnership program between the Neighborhood Navigators and Community Schools, we are seeking volunteers to provide mentoring and leadership activities for youth and teens ages 8-16 every Friday throughout the school year from 4:30 - 6:30 pm.


Future/Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

  • Lettuce Dream Community Garden at Vandenburg Heights Park:  Volunteers needed March - October to serve as garden hosts, providing garden maintenance, research projects as assigned, etc.
  • Earth/Arbor Day Park Cleanup:  Date TBD, volunteers needed for a large-scale park cleanup in late April/early May
  • 2022 Community Playground Build:  Date and Location TBD
  • Native Seed Collection:  Date and Location TBD
    • ​​​​​​​Contact: Cindy Burtley, Parks & Forestry Division Manager
  • Concerts and/or Movies in the Park:  Spring and Summer 2022
    • Contact:  Alyse Peters, Community Events/Sponsorship Development Coordinator


Eagle Scout Projects
If you are interested in completing an Eagle Scout project that would benefit the City of Sun Prairie Park System, please contact PRF Director, Kristin Grissom.

Park Cleanup Projects
If you or your group is interested in a park or facility cleanup or other project that would benefit the park system, please contact Parks and Forestry Division Manager, Cindy Burtley.