Park Ambassadors Volunteer Program

What is the Park Ambassadors Volunteer Program?

The Park Ambassadors Volunteer Program was founded more than 20 years ago as a way to keep Bettendorf parks safe and beautiful for all to enjoy. This group of volunteer citizens patrol the City's parks helping those who may need it. Duties for Park Ambassadors include giving directions, providing information on park activities, watching for vandalism, offering help to park patrons, encouraging patrons to abide by established park rules, and serving as an extra set of eyes and ears for the Bettendorf Police Department and the Parks Maintenance Division. Park Ambassadors act as “Good Will Ambassadors” for the City of Bettendorf.

Ambassadors must be over the age of 18 and are not required to reside in Bettendorf. High school students ages 16 and older who are looking to earn service hours are welcome to volunteer with a parent or guardian. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and pass a criminal background check. Park Ambassadors are typically sent out in pairs. You may pair up with a family member or friend, or the coordinator will pair you up with another Ambassador. Each Ambassador usually volunteers 2 or 3 nights per month. Park Ambassadors patrol in shifts between 6pm–11pm every night from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day. The Parks & Recreation Department supplies each volunteer with a hat and shirt so that they may be easily identified, as well as a City vehicle in which to patrol the parks.

An orientation for Park Ambassadors is held in May, at which rules, regulations, and procedures will be discussed.

Applications may be picked up at Bettendorf City Hall (1609 State Street), the Bettendorf Community Center (2204 Grant Street), the Bettendorf Public Library (2950 Learning Campus Drive), or Palmer Hills Golf Course (2999 Middle Road), and must be returned to Meredith Fabrizius at the Bettendorf Community Center (2204 Grant Street). An application can also be submitted online (below).

If you have questions or would like to learn more about the Park Ambassadors Volunteer Program, please contact Meredith Fabrizius at 563-344-4091 or

I'm ready to volunteer!

Please submit the online application below or pick up a paper application at the Bettendorf Community Center (2204 Grant Street). 

Bettendorf Park Ambassadors Application

Get involved in your community by volunteering to be a Bettendorf Park Ambassador! Complete the application below, or call Meredith at (563) 344-4091 for more information!


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