Volunteers supplement Parks staff, help benefit the community, and have fun doing projects while meeting new friends, and learning new skills! 

Volunteer Opportunities

Grimes Parks and Rec Programs-
Youth Volleyball- Sept-Oct. Sundays at Heritage Elem, assist supervisor in setting up, help coaches with drills, keep score during games
Youth Basketball- Nov-Jan Saturdays at various schools, keeping score, assisting coaches as needed.
Bam Bam Baseball- May/June/July on Tues/Thurs, help set up and pick up after program at Lions Park
Tiny Kickers Soccer- June/July on Mon/Wed, help set up equipment prior to, help assist the coach (if needed), and pick up after at South Sports Complex
Tiny Adventures Program- June/July on Mon-Wed mornings, set up daily activities including arts/crafts, assist leaders with games in gym/outside, supervise young kids through the activities, clean up when done.
Adult Sports- various programs throughout year, help keep score, setup and pick up after

At the Grimes Community Complex (410 SE Main Street)
Grimes Kiwanis Easter Eggstravaganza- Saturday of Easter Weekend- setting up prior to, help with eggs, help with games/activities during event, cleaning up afterwards
Grimes Halloween Fest-  4th Saturday in October-  decorate the week of the event in the Haunted Maze, perform in the Haunted House, assist with games/activities during the event, help clean up afterwards
Grimes Holiday Celebration- 1st Sunday in December at the GCC, help set up, crowd control, help clean up

Grimes Arbor Day Tree Planting- Olivia DeYoung odeyoung@grimesiowa.gov, usually April or May, meet at designated location, assist Tree Board in planting trees
Adopt a Park
Adopt a Trail
Adopt a Flower bed-
Donate a Park Bench-  details on costs/specifications coming soon!

Tree Planting in the City of Grimes
- In the Spring contact Olivia DeYoung odeyoung@grimesiowa.gov
Park and Recreation Volunteer to help with programs, community gardens - contact Brian Becker bbecker@grimesiowa.gov
Landscaping at the Library – Cheryl Heid contact heid@grimes.lib.ia.us
Help With Graphic Art with City Newsletter - contact Olivia DeYoung odeyoung@grimesiowa.gov
City Beautification Projects (city building plantings, butterfly garden) - contact Brian Becker bbecker@grimesiowa.gov



Summer Reading (need to be between ages 14 to 17) - contact Fionn Hutchins fionn@grimes.lib.ia.us
Reading Buddies (Ages 14-17, August) contact Amanda Rasmussen Amanda@grimes.lib.ia.us