Volunteer Opportunities

Keeping our community a great place to live, work and play takes more than just our staff. We welcome the help of hundreds of volunteers each year.

Check out our volunteer website for the most current opportunities. If you don't find an opportunity that works for you or your group, we're happy to work with you. Please email Jenny Doty at [email protected].

Festival and Event volunteers

We rely on the efforts of volunteers to ensure our festivals and events run smoothly throughout the year. You can help us in a variety of roles, including with children’s activities, event recycling and refreshments.

Some of our most sought-after volunteer positions are judges at the Great Lenexa BBQ Battle and the Lenexa Chili Challenge. We typically open judging positions in February of each year.

  • Lenexa Art Fair (May 11, 2024): We have opportunities for art ambassadors, tasting assistants and children's art activity assistants.

  • Great Lenexa BBQ Battle (June 22, 2024): If you love BBQ, then judging our competition is as good as it gets.

    Add your name to the waitlist by clicking the event volunteer link below.

  • Lenexa Chili Challenge (Oct. 12, 2024): We gather dozens of judges to taste chili, hot wings and salsa to determine the best of the best.

Event volunteer opportunities

Outdoor park volunteers

We pride ourselves on having well-maintained parks, and we are able to do this through the assistance of our volunteers in a variety of projects, including:

  • planting trees

  • the Adopt-A-Spot program

  • monitoring bluebird nest boxes

  • re-establishing healthy ecosystems through habitat restoration

Outdoor volunteer opportunities

Recreation program volunteers

Some recreation programs are not possible without the assistance of volunteers.

  • Recreation program volunteers lead and monitor senior programs.

Recreation volunteer opportunities