Volunteer Opportunities

Descriptions & Applications



Board of Zoning Appeals


The appointee holds a three-year term and must attend meetings as needed to act upon requests for variances from the City’s Zoning Ordinance.
Community Library Board
The appointee holds a four-year-term and must attend monthly meetings to discuss topics such as programs, policies and the library budget. Members also promote the Library at various city events and attend required training provided by the Northeast Kansas Library System.
Fire Board
The appointee holds a four-year term and will represent the city of Lansing on a five member board. Responsibilities include attending monthly meetings, setting policies and establishing the annual budget.

Museum Volunteers


The Lansing Historical Museum is seeking energetic and highly motivated volunteers to fill the following positions: Educational Programming Assistant, Museum Greeter, and Museum Intern. Please follow the link to apply or contact the Museum Site Supervisor for more information 913-250-0203.

Parks & Recreation Advisory Board Members
The appointee holds a two-year term. Duties include overseeing the program(s), attending board meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m., participating in board discussions, making recommendations concerning the Parks and Recreation programs to the City Council and assisting with various related events.
  • The City of Lansing is currently seeking to fill the Assistant Baseball Commissioner position on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.  The position will fill an unexpired term ending December 31, 2017.  Duties include overseeing the T-ball and Coach Pitch baseball program, attending board meetings on the 2nd Thursday of every other month, participating in board discussions, making recommendations concerning the Parks and Recreation Programs to the City Council, and assisting in various related events.
    Parks & Rec. Advisory Board Application.

Tree Board Member
The appointee holds a three-year term and must attend meetings held on the second Thursday of January, March, May, September and November. Members will participate in board discussions and assist in various related events.

Planning Commission Member
The appointee holds a three-year term and must attend monthly meetings scheduled for the third Wednesday of every month. They will participate in discussions about platting and zoning as well as policies including the comprehensive plan which guides development in the future for the jurisdiction. Members are closely involved with the development of subdivisions (residential, commercial and industrial) and provide a guide for future transportation, community facilities and land use decisions that impact the community as a whole.

Police Reserve Officer Volunteer
This volunteer position requires applicants be at least 21 years of age, have a High School Diploma or equivalent and a valid driver's license. *NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS*