The City of Adel Parks and Recreation Department has many seasonal employment and volunteer opportunities. We encourage all interested individuals to reach out or apply! Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 515-993-4525.
Submit via online, email email@example.com, or drop off/mail to City Hall (301 S 10th St. Adel, Iowa 50003).
Adel Family Aquatic Center
The Adel Family Aquatic Center is always looking for certified lifeguards to guard and teach swim lessons. For more information on how or where to get certified, contact Adel City Hall. Must be at least 15 years old to get certified. Starting pay is $10/hour. Many opportunities for advancement and increased pay.
Lifeguard Class – American Red Cross blended learning course with online and in-person portions. Certification valid for 2 years upon completion. Must be 15 years of age. Held at Adel Family Aquatic Center and Adel Library on May 20-23, 2022. Cost: $175 (reimbursed if working at Adel Family Aquatic Center) Contact Adel City Hall.
Lifeguard Review Class – Class will review lifeguarding, first-aid, CPR/AED skills and renew lifeguard certification for an additional 2 years. One day class to be held in late May. Contact Adel City Hall.
Work the front desk and sell season and daily passes. Opportunity for more hours if willing to teach swimming lessons. Must be at least 15 years old. Starting pay is $9/hour.
Serve up a tasty treat at the Adel Family Aquatic Center. Opportunity for more hours if willing to teach swimming lessons. Must be at least 15 years old. Starting pay is $9/hour.
Recreation Site Supervisor
Oversee various parks and recreation activities like youth baseball/softball and adult volleyball/softball. Duties include set-up, record scores, supervise activity, and tear-down. Must be at least 18 years old. Starting pay is $15/hour.
Youth Softball Umpires
Games are played from Mid-May through Mid-June. Must be at least 15 years old and have knowledge of the game. Pay is $40 + DOE/game.
Serve up a sweet or savory treat at the Adel ballfields. Games from May-July. Must be 15 years old. Starting pay is $11.00/hour.
Help maintain the city parks and facilities throughout the spring/summer season. Duties include mowing, weed-eating, basic maintenance of buildings and machinery and other duties as assigned. Must be at least 18 years old. Starting pay is $13/hour.
Youth Basketball Referee
Games are played on Saturdays from November-February. Includes both boys’ and girls’ games from grades 1-6. Must be at least 15 years old. Pay is $20/game.
Games are played on Saturdays from November-February. Includes both boys’ and girls’ games from grades 1-6. Must be at least 15 years old. Pay is $15/game.
Oversee activities and help with the set-up and tear down of gyms. Youth basketball games are played on Saturdays from November-February. Adult volleyball games are played on Sunday evenings in January through Mid-March. Must be at least 18 years old. Starting pay is $15/hour.
Watch and entertain children as their parents play indoor volleyball. Games are played on Sunday evenings from January through Mid-March. Must be at least 16 years old. Starting pay is $12.50/hour.
The Parks and Recreation Department is oversaw by the Parks and Recreation Board. The board makes decisions on the development of the leisure time opportunities and facilities in the community. The Parks and Recreation Board also serves as the City Tree Board. The board typically meets the first Monday of the month in the Adel City Council Chambers at 6:30pm. Park board members are appointed by the mayor with city council approval.
A majority of our youth programs are led by volunteer coaches. You do not need to be a family member of a participant to volunteer. If you have a passion for the sport and want to get involved, we’d be happy to have you!
If you or your organization is interested in assisting with annual park clean-ups or post storm clean-ups, let us know. Extra hands are always helpful!
Interested in lending a hand in a monetary fashion? Consider sponsoring one of our programs or teams. Little League Baseball and Softball team sponsorship is $100 which scores your “corporate name” on one team’s uniform and the option for a 3′ x 8′ sign on the outfield fence line. Sponsor is responsible for supplying sign.