Volunteer Application

Apply to Volunteer

Citizens are important to helping enhance and maintain Mankato’s quality of life. By getting involved, they volunteers build community and keep it looking its best. Volunteers gain new skills, meet new people, make use of their talents, develop a greater knowledge and understanding of city government.

Apply to volunteer by completing the following information:

Contact Information

Emergency Contact

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Volunteer opportunities
If you are applying for a particular volunteer position, please specify

Adopt a fire hydrant

Help ensure neighborhood safety by adopting a fire hydrant to keep it clear of snow and ice, which allows firefighters easy access to the hydrant.


Adopt a quarter mile of a Mankato creek and conduct at least three creek clean-ups in one year. A commitment of one year is requested.

Adopt-a-flower bed

Help maintain Mankato’s beautiful public areas during spring, summer and fall in the city of Mankato by inspecting flower beds once a week and weed as necessary every two weeks. Other tasks include removal of dead plants, pinching back plants, cleaning up edges, picking up trash and spreading mulch as needed.

Adopt-a-park or boulevard

Preserve and beautify city parks by helping to pick up litter, sweep sidewalks and perform small-scale gardening and landscaping


Care for flowers in a City of Mankato planter and enhance the downtown area.

Downtown flower watering

Help water hanging flower baskets in the downtown area. Volunteers will be provided a Gator vehicle and water tank for this project.

Fall and spring clean-up

The annual city wide fall and spring cleanup is a large-scale, cleanup effort held throughout the city of Mankato. Each fall and spring, community volunteers unite to remove trash from Mankato’s parks, natural resources, and neighborhoods. This important event helps ensure the beauty, safety and environmental health of the city.

Neighborhood associations

Get involved in your neighborhood by joining a neighborhood association. Learn more.

Planting bed preparation

Assist the parks department in planting beautiful and colorful gardens throughout the City of Mankato.

For more information about the Volunteer Corps, or to get involved, contact staff at 507-387-8739.

Recruitment Source

I am 18 years or older.

I give my permission for the named references to be contacted either verbally or in writing. I also understand that information obtained will be used only in conjunction with a City of Mankato volunteer position. All of the information on this application is true to the best of my knowledge. I acknowledge, understand and accept the following:

  • I agree to follow all policies and procedures of the organization where I am volunteering.
  • I understand that any violation of the policies and procedures will result in suspension and/or termination of my volunteer participation.
  • Work to be performed by me is being done strictly as a volunteer and I shall receive no compensation of any kind for this work.

I, , hereby acknowledge that I have voluntarily applied to participate in performing certain services for the City of Mankato. I am voluntarily participating in these activities with the knowledge that there is some risk that I may be injured in the course of performing these services. I hereby agree that I, my heirs, guardians, legal representatives and assigns will not make a claim against or file an action against the City of Mankato or any of its agents, officers, employees or other volunteers, for injury or damage resulting from negligence, however caused, by any employee, agent, officer or volunteer of the City of Mankato, its agents, officers, employees and other volunteers from all actions, claims, and demands that I, my heirs, guardians, legal representatives or assigns now have or may hereafter have for injury or damage resulting from my participation in there volunteer activities or services. In the event of an emergency, I hereby give the City of Mankato permission to seek medical attention for myself or my child, if volunteer applicant is less than 18 years of age. I give the City of Mankato, free of any compensation, unlimited permission to use, publish and republish for such use as it may determine, information and reproductions of my likeness and my voice related to my volunteer work with the City. I hereby waive my right to first review the use of my likeness or voice before any use of publication.