We need you! The Willmar Playground committee is in need of volunteers!
Both skilled volunteers are in demand on certain days and unskilled on others.You don’t have to have a contractor/handy person background to help. We need help with the art murals under the direction of local artists, simple prep tasks, tool management, running errands to deliver supplies to the construction teams, food service, child care and other kinds of essential work that will make the project happen. If you can thread a washer and nut on a bolt, use a paint brush, serve a meal—we have a job for you! We are especially lean on helpers the one Saturday we are building (May 20) but volunteers any day, any shift are still needed.
Tools help for measuring tapes, builders squares, drills and circular saws are our biggest need right now. We could use a bit more help as a tools manager in the tool trailer throughout the build as well. In this particular case, it would be helpful if you know the difference between a builders square and a drill though! ;)
A new playground is coming to Willmar in the summer of 2017. This is a community effort from the planning to the construction. The build dates are May 16-25. A hard working group of volunteers is working right now to plan the playground and raise the money to build it, and organize our build. Willmar’s Destination Playground at Robbins Island is a community build project.
“I'm proud to volunteer and support the efforts of Vision 2040 because creating a healthy community takes a collabortive effort. No one person or entity can create a community where people want to live and work and play, but working together we can create it. Vision 2040 started with an inclusive effort to bring together people from across our region to articulate their vision of the future of our region's communities. The goals that emerged from that vision offer everyone the opportunity to share in the collaborative work necessary to create a healthy and vibrant region--and that's a good thing for all of us.”
I made connections with community members and found many common visions. I have begun to get more active in the community due to the connections.
“I'm honored to be part of Vision 2040 and the team that is forging the future of the Willmar Lakes Area community. We are a strong vibrant community that works hard and works together through partnerships and collaborative efforts. This spark of leadership for this is caused by people willing to risk failure to reach for success. We have seen there's no limit to what a group can do if the individuals don't care who gets the credit.”