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Volunteer Opportunities

"Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in."  - Author Unknown

Thank you for considering working as a volunteer! The City is excited to offer a variety of volunteer opportunities to support our great East Bethel 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? There are many opportunities in East Bethel to put your skills to great use.


Volunteer Commissions
City Commissions are advisory in nature, and offer an ongoing way to be involved in planning, development, and preservation issues.  Learn more about our Commissions and consider getting involved in this important role.


City Volunteer Opportunities
Adopt-A-Park
A park or trail (or portions thereof) can be adopted by an individual, business, or organization from the City of East Bethel for public service activities, as designated by the City Council, and recommended by the Park Commission.  Just complete the Adopt-A-Park Application, and send it to Nate Ayshford, Public Works Manager.

East Bethel Fire Explorers (Post #3796)
Looking for Exceptional Teenagers and Young Adults!
The East Bethel Explorer Post is committed to offering outstanding learning opportunities to young adults in the Fire and Emergency Services field.  Our Explorer members are trained in Firefighting and Rescue Services and become a valuable part of the operation of the East Bethel Fire Department.  Our Explorer Members are from local high schools and neighboring cities. Take the challenge and join a group that makes a difference to your community!  Contact Lt. Tammy Gimpl at 763-367-7885, or email for more information.

Election Judges
Serving as an election judge is a great way to serve your community.  You will learn more about the election process, and ensure that elections are administered in a fair manner. Election judges are an essential part of our democracy, and are needed more than ever!  Election judges can work either the primary, general, or both election days.  If you are interested in learning more about being an Election Judge, please contact Carrie Frost at 763-367-7853 or email for more information.


Community Opportunities
Many organizations throughout the community have ongoing volunteer needs.  To learn more, please contact these groups directly.

Anoka County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
Anoka County RSVP Connects people age 55 and over who want to volunteer with non-profit and social service programs in Anoka County who need volunteers.  Contact Tricia Lehti at 763-422-7090 with questions.

East Bethel Booster Day Committee
East Bethel Booster Day is East Bethel's summer event where the city can come together and enjoy an activity or two!  The committee is looking for volunteers to help with event organization, set-up and take-down, as well as helping with the parade.  You do not have to be an expert in any particular field to help!  Contact Denise Lachinski at 763-413-2748, or email for more information.

Fairview Lakes Medical Center
Volunteer opportunities at the hospital in Wyoming are growing!  There are opportunities for adults and students (ages 14+) working directly with patients and families, and also behind-the-scenes, providing project support for several departments.  Daytime, evening, and weekend shifts are available.  Apply online, or contact Fairview Lakes Medical Center at 651-982-7775.

NACE Foodshelf
There are multiple opportunities to volunteer at the North Anoka County Emergency (NACE) Foodshelf, from working with clients during distributions, sorting food or restocking shelves, to helping complete social media and website updates.  Contact Patt at 763-434-7685 to find out more!