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About Volunteering

updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

By volunteering for the city of St. Louis Park, not only will you have a direct impact on the community, but you will also have access to the benefits that our volunteers gain from donating their time and talents. Here are a few reasons our volunteers feel rewarded:
 
  • Meet people who share your interests
  • Gain skills and experience for employment opportunities
  • Explore new career areas & practice a new skill
  • Earn school credit
  • Set a positive example for others

Current city volunteer opportunities are posted below. Additionally, there are occasional volunteer opportunities available to St. Louis Park residents administered by an outside entity, such as the county, a nonprofit organization, or the local school district. Please click here to see a list of those opportunities.
 
How to volunteer:
To apply for a City of St. Louis Park volunteer opportunity, fill out this application form. The volunteer office will then contact you about next steps. To volunteer for a position outside of the City of St. Louis Park, please reach out to the contact person listed in the description. 
 
For more information, or if you would like to learn about volunteering in a specific area, please email the city's volunteer coordinator Laura Smith at lsmith@stlouispark.org, or call (952) 928-2847.

(Please note: If you will be working with children, a background check will be required.)

Active Volunteers:
Click here to log in to the volunteer portal and log your hours.



Park the Street Event Volunteers Needed!

updated: Monday, September 15, 2014

Park the Street! Banner
Sunday, September 28
will mark Health in the Park's first ever Park the Street! event! From 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Dakota Avenue will be opened up for pedestrians to explore and enjoy a day on the street with NO motorized traffic. 

To make this event successful, we are in need of volunteers! Check out the positions below and consider signing up for one or more shifts! After your shift, be sure to stay and enjoy the free events such as games, music, street art, dance and yoga!

Set-Up (6 volunteers needed)

  • 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Intersection Ambassadors and Participant Counters (33 volunteers needed)

  • 10 a.m. - Noon
  • Noon - 2 p.m.
  • 2 p.m. - 4.p.m.

Clean-Up (6 volunteers needed)

  • 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Email Laura at lsmith@stlouispark.org with your desired shift, and your t-shirt size to get started! We can't wait to see you in the street! Learn more about Health in the Park and the Park the Street! event here.



St. Louis Park Volunteer Spotlight!

updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Volunteer Spotlight Photo

The St. Louis Park Volunteer Office would like to recognize Bob Fields as an outstanding volunteer in the community. Bob is a long time volunteer at the Westwood Hills Nature Center. Staff at the nature center appreciate Bob's dedication and friendly attitude around the nature center. Please take a moment to learn more about Bob and why he volunteers in the Park!

How long have you lived in St. Louis Park?
We have lived in St. Louis Park for over 35 years.

What volunteer opportunities have you taken part in?
One of my first volunteering experiences was tagging Monarch butterflies. I have helped cut wood rounds to make name tags, planted and watered trees, pulled Buckthorn and garlic mustard, fired the evaporator for the Maple sap, cleaned Wood Duck houses and recorded hatching information.

Why do you choose to volunteer for the City of St. Louis Park?
I enjoy working with people, plants and animals. The entrance to Westwood is just 600 steps from our home.
 
Is there anything you recommend to people who are looking to get involved in the community? 
Recently, I heard that Minnesotans over 65 years old are the most healthy in the nation. Two key reasons were, they do more volunteer work and take better care of their teeth.



Fire Hydrant Painting

updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014

More than 1,500 fire hydrants are in need of your help! St. Louis Park is looking for volunteers to paint fire hydrants around the city. This opportunity can be for individuals or groups, on a short term or long term basis. Training and materials are provided. Please contact Laura at lsmith@stlouispark.org for more information and to apply. 

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Help Beautify the Park

updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

There are a number of opportunities for residents to help beautify St. Louis Park. Please visit the Beautify the Park page to see a complete list of current opportunities.



Inspections Volunteer

updated: Monday, September 08, 2014

The City of St. Louis Park’s Inspections Department is looking for a committed volunteer who is interested in building maintenance, construction, facilities or environmental health/sanitation to assist with city inspection visits!  Get out in the community and positively impact the safety of St. Louis Park. 

The volunteer will join a city inspector on initial property inspection and conduct follow up observations independently to verify repairs have occurred. Time commitment varies during training, and is up to 4 hours each week after training.  A vehicle will be provided.

Use of a camera, note taking, and data entry are necessary skills. Volunteer must pass a background and driving check.

Contact Laura Smith at lsmith@stlouispark.org if interested!



ParkTV Volunteers Wanted

updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Have you ever wanted to work in the television industry? Do you have a background in TV and you’d like to share your skills? ParkTV, the City of St. Louis Park’s five-channel cable television operation, wants volunteers. The opportunities available range from on-air talent and script writing to camera operation, editing and sports...


The Arts and Culture Grant Committe has openings for two new members!

updated: Thursday, September 04, 2014

 This committee is responsible for providing administration direction in allocation of the Arts and Culture Grant funds to artistic projects being done in St. Louis Park.  The committee is made up of 10 individuals representing the City of St. Louis Park, participating community organizations and at-large members.  They generally...


Volunteer for a City Board or Commission

updated: Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Become actively involved in your community, share ideas and learn about city government by volunteering as a representative on one of the city commissions. Adult and student volunteers both welcome and wanted. For more information or to request an application, please call (952) 924-2525 or follow the link: www.stlouispark.org/boards-commissions...


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Volunteering Programs
5005 Minnetonka Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Phone: (952) 928-2847 Email: info@stlouispark.org