Each year your Parks and Recreation department depends on hundreds of volunteers donating thousands of hours to assist us with our programs and events, as well as with community beautification. 

Volunteers are a very important part of our operation, and we would highly encourage people to contribute to our community in this capacity. We have listed current areas for volunteering below; other opportunities may be available.

All you need is the desire and willingness to help - we will provide any necessary training. If you already have special skills or training which could be utilized by our organization, we'd love to hear from you as well.

Ways to Volunteer

Sports & Recreation

Be a youth sports coach or assistant coach.

Our soccer, t-ball, softball, volleyball, and basketball programs are all staffed with volunteer coaches.  We look for enthusiastic adults who enjoy working with children. Your assistance helps us maintain quality programs at affordable prices.

Help plan special events:
  • Youth Track Meet
  • Flashlight Egg Hunt
  • Fall Children's Costume Party
  • Special Friends events
  • Outdoor Movie Nights
If you are Interested in any of these sports or recreation volunteer opportunities, we'd love to talk to you. Please reach us via email.

One Time Projects

If you need a service project for your youth group or scout troop then we have identified several one-time outdoor volunteer projects that can be done in as little as 1-4 hours depending on the size of your group.  

From planting flowers, mulching and weed whipping, to waxing the Aquatic Center water slide or painting park shelters,  your group can help keep Indianola Parks beautiful while having fun together.

Volunteers will be recognized in our publications and on the Parks and Rec website. For additional info please call 515-961-9420 or email for details or to set up a date.

 Activity  Hours  Season
Tree Mulching 2-4 Hours Spring, Summer, Fall
Painting - Shelter     
1/2 - Full Day
Fall or Spring
Sand / Mulch Raking
1-3 Hours
Spring, Summer, Fall
Weed Whipping
1-3 Hours
Flower Planting
1-3 Hours Spring