Truck or Treat

Kids of all ages tour city service vehicles at the annual Columbia Heights Truck or Treat event!
Columbia Heights service vehicles on display for Halloween.

This Halloween, serve s’mores as a Columbia Heights Truck or Treat volunteer! Every fall, the city hosts a Trick-or-Treating event featuring city service vehicles. Kids get to climb inside fire trucks, plow trucks, tow trucks, and even a medical airlift helicopter!

HeightsNEXT contributes by hosting a bonfire with s’mores. Kids of all ages win their ingredients through games that teach sustainability.

Truck or Treat Volunteering


Typically, this Trick-or-Treat event is held at the end of October, before Halloween. The bonfire itself is managed by the fire department. Our s’more station is pretty basic, so planning begins in September.

Volunteers in Halloween costumes.
Volunteers dress in costumes while serving s’mores.


An ambulance helicopter lands in Huset Park during the Columbia Heights Truck or Treat event.

Event is held at:

Huset Park East
3965 Jefferson St NE 
Columbia Heights, MN 55421

Planning usually takes place at public meeting spaces such as the library, restaurants, coffee shops, etc.


  • Attend planning meetings
  • Load-in event gear
  • Staff the event
  • Load-out event gear

Level-up your trick-or-treating giveaways and become a s’mores volunteer today!

How to Get Involved

Contact the event coordinator:

Amáda Márquez Simula
Amáda Márquez Simula

Email Amáda

Not your thing?

If absolutely delicious s’mores made with chocolate chip cookies don’t peak your interest, you may need to do some serious soul searching. In the meantime, feel free to check our our many other volunteer opportunities.