About / Get Involved / Contact Us / Login

Volunteers Needed for Playground Build

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! ;)

Signup Today to Volunteer!

About the Willmar Playground

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.

«Return to Main News Page
From our community volunteers

I am excited to make a difference and feel confident to do so!

Alumni, Inaugural Class of 2015

“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.”

Dr. Douglas Allen, Ridgewater College

“We are proud to be part of the Vision 2040 effort here at the community foundation because it aligns with our core mission to engage people, connect resources and build community. It was an easy choice to invest not only financial resources to support Vision 2040 but also to lend significat board and staff time to help drive this effort forward. It's transforming our communities for the future our residents dream about-using their ideas and energies to make good things happen organically in real time and for years to come-and we want to be part of making that possible!”

Sara Carlson, Willmar Area Community Foundation
Recent Article Posts
Keeping You In The Loop
Willmar Mobile Pack
At Willmar Middle School on June 9 th and 10 th our community will be doing just that: making a difference. Through a Feed My Starving Children (FMSC)...
Wellness in the Workplace
Join us for the Wellness in the Workplace business forum on May 23rd from noon to 1pm!...
Volunteers Needed for Playground Build
We need you! The Willmar Playground committee is in need of volunteers! Register today!...
What's on your MNyou?
MNyou, pronounced menu, is a group of young leaders from the Willmar region whose focus is on community health and local food. ...
Patty Wetterling at Life Connections
Patty Wetterling is the featured speaker at the Life Connections event taking place at the Willmar Civic Center on Friday, April 21st at noon. The event...