Willmar Playground Volunteer Signup

Thanks to all that signed up to help build Willmar’s Destination Playground!

Coordinate a Team Build Day

Local businesses, non-profit organizations, churches, and civic groups . . . . there is a job for everyone! Sign up to volunteer as a team.

Willmar’s Destination Playground is a community project and relies on volunteer support from the community. We are looking for businesses, non-profit organizations, churches, and civic groups to coordinate a “Team Build Day”. The community build dates are May 16-25. The Volunteer Committee members are currently making visits to local businesses and groups to explain how it works. If you haven’t been contacted yet, please complete our “Help Your Community” form and a team member will contact you to set up a meeting.

How It Works to Coordinate a Team Build Day

  • The community build dates are May 16-25.
  • The first step is to schedule a meeting with a member of our Volunteer Committee. That person will be your main contact for your Team Build Day.
  • We encourage organizations/businesses to sign up for a shift or a full day!
  • There are three shifts per day: AM 8 a.m. – 12 noon | MID 12:30 – 5 p.m. | EVE 5:30 p.m. – dusk (around 8-9 p.m.)
  • We are in need of both Skilled and Unskilled volunteers each shift. Skilled workers need not be carpenters, but they must be able to cut a straight line with a circular saw.
  • Construction captains will oversee and instruct volunteer crews.
  • Volunteers must report to the build site 15 minutes prior to their shift.
  • Parking is available near the build site at Robbins Island.
  • A meal will be served following the AM and MID shifts for your volunteer team members.
  • We need the following information: 1) Volunteer date(s) and shift(s) 2) Total number of volunteers for your Team Build Day 3) Business or Organization’s Main Contact information 4) Volunteer names and age, and 5) Volunteers should classify themselves as “skilled” (S) or “unskilled” (U) You can complete the Business/Organization Volunteer Form after visiting with a member of our volunteer committee.
  • We’d also like to know if your organization grants permission for publicity to release your company’s/organization’s name for website, advertising, public relations and social media.

Age Guidelines for the Community Build

  • Children age 14 to 17 may work on crews without parents, but may not use power tools.
  • Children age 10 to 13 may work with their parents.
  • All volunteers under age 18 must have their age identified on their name badge.
  • At least 1 adult is needed for every 10 teenagers.
  • Age 9 and younger go to childcare and will be brought to children’s work area.

What to Wear

  • Wear comfortable old clothes. Long pants, recommended.
  • Wear suitable footwear — boots, tennis shoes, rubber-soled work shoes, but not clogs or sandals, and no bare feet. No open-toed shoes!
  • Do not wear jewelry.
  • Sunglasses (recommended for eye protection). We will have safety goggles available for anyone using a saw.
  • Bring headgear for sun or rain. Volunteers may be able to work in covered areas if it rains, but there are no rain dates.
  • Bring a water bottle.

Volunteer Waiver Form

Volunteer Committee Members

  • Mike Negen – Captain
  • Carolyn Chan
  • Manon Claux
  • Anya Dorofeyeva
  • Ashley Duininck
  • Beth Fischer
  • Fred Gould
  • Brian Heinen
  • Sarah Isdal
  • Laura Larson
  • Clarissa Martinez
  • Wayne Nelson
  • Brittney Odens
  • Abdulahi Olow
  • Bob Poe
  • Jean Raatz
  • Doug Reese
  • Joanna Schrupp
  • Kit Smith
  • Lachlan Smith
  • Sarah Snyder
  • Melissa Sorenson – Captain
  • Terry Tone