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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Projects and Special Event Opportunities

Police Officer showing a young boy how to ride a bike

Unplug and Be Outside: Kick Off

Saturday, May 11, 2024 at Kleiner Park - Shelter A1

Volunteers needed for set up, tabling and activity help, & tear down

  • Morning Shift from 8 am - 12 pm
    • Set up from 8 - 10 am
    • Tabling and activity assistance from 10 am to 12 pm
  • Afternoon Shift from 12 - 3:30 pm
    • Tabling and activity assistance from 10 am to 12 pm
    • Tear down beginning at 2 pm 
High Schooler boy teaching a young boy flag football

Unplug and Be Outside: Field Day

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at Settlers Park

Volunteers needed for set up, information desk, & tear down

  • 1st Shift from 4:30 - 6:30 pm
    • Set up from 4:30 - 5 pm
    • Assistance at each activity station from 5 - 6:30 pm
  • 2nd Shift from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
    • Assistance at each activity station from 6:30 - 8 pm
    • Tear down beginning at 8 pm
Aerial view of Settlers Park in the sunset with a crowd gathered for a movie night

Sparklight Movie Night

Every other Friday night starting May 31, 2024, in Settlers Park

May 31
June 14
June 28
July 12
July 26
August 9

  • Set up: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
    • Looking for a consistent volunteer group to help set up every movie night
  • Tear down: 9:30 pm to midnight
The Meridian Parks and Recreation pop up tent during the Fourth of July Celebration

Independence Day Celebration

Thursday, July 4, 2024, in Storey Park

Looking for churches, businesses, and organizations to provide games, crafts, and activity booths for the community from 4 - 9 pm

Volunteers needed for set up, games and craft stations, and clean up

  • Set up: 1 - 3 pm
  • First Shift: 4 - 6:30 pm
  • Second Shift: 6:30 - 9 pm
  • Clean up: 8:30 - 10:30 pm

Volunteer Programs

Weekly Scheduled Volunteer Opportunities

Two volunteers at the Meridian City Hall Volunteer Front Desk

Front Desk Volunteer

  • Greet & direct citizens at Meridian City Hall
  • Answer general questions regarding Meridian

Available Shifts:

  • Friday Mornings from 8 - 10 am
Two volunteers in the Park Ambassador Vehicle at Kleiner Park

Park Ambassador

  • Engage with park attendees, offer information and answer questions.
  • Notify Park staff if any facilities needs attention
  • Help keep parks clean
  • Complete small projects 


Future Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming volunteer opportunities later on in the year

Child learning how to screenprint from a screenprinter

Community Art Party

Saturday, September 14, 2024

Kleiner Park Bandshell

  • First: 8:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Second: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Volunteers at a table handing out candy and info to a trunk or treater

Trunk or Treat

Thursday, October 24, 2024

Meridian City Hall Plaza

  • Set up: 3 - 6 pm
  • Event help: 6 - 9 pm
  • Tear down: 8 - 10 pm
Parade Volunteers at night

Christmas in Meridian: Winter Lights Parade

Friday, December 6, 2024

Downtown Meridian

Event Help: 6 - 9 pm

Come help keep the crowds safe during the parade and tree lighting ceremony!

Volunteers helping a kid with a game

Christmas in Meridian: Children's Winterland Festival

Saturday, December 14, 2024

Meridian Boys and Girls Club

Help with Christmas themed crafts and games for this fun event for children in the community

Girl Scout Gold Award & Eagle Scout Merit Badge Project Guidelines

The Meridian Parks and Recreation Department is a proud supporter of Girl and Boy Scouts who wish to complete Gold Award and Eagle Scout Award projects within Meridian’s city parks.

We are able to partner with only a few of the many scouts who apply each season. Your project proposal is most likely to be accepted when:

  • The project will have a lasting legacy in our city.
  • The project is not too simple or too complex- it meets the Scouting organization's requirements and can be completed with limited parental or adult involvement.
  • The project proposal includes detailed information about project materials and expenses.
  • The scout communicates professionally (in phone calls, meetings, emails, etc.) with the city coordinator.
  • The project proposal is submitted well in advance.

Staff Appointed Projects - There are no Staff Appointed Projects available at this time. Please submit your original proposal here ».


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