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About Volunteering

updated: Thursday, May 07, 2015

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. 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:
Log your hours in the Volunteer Login Portal.



Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Volunteers

updated: Thursday, June 11, 2015

The City of St. Louis Park has initiated a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program and we are now taking applications for volunteers! CERT volunteers are members of a neighborhood or workplace who want to be better prepared for the hazards that threaten their communities.

Training is set for September 2015.

The main duty of a CERT volunteer is to be trained and prepared for disaster or an overwhelming event. They will be a integral and valued part of the St. Louis Park's operational capacity following an emergency, as an extension of the fire department.

To become a CERT volunteers are requested to meet the following requirements:

  • 18 years of age
  • St. Louis Park resident
  • Have an interest in public service and safety
  • Complete 24 hours of training - This is mandatory to take part in the CERT program. Training will take place in September 2015.

After training, you will be an official CERT volunteer, and the time commitment is approximately 10-12 hours a quarter. This consists of quarterly trainings (mandatory) and additional community events and public service opportunities (optional). 

What does a CERT volunteer do? Volunteers are trained to:

  • Prepare for the hazards that threaten their communities.
  • Apply size-up and safety principles.
  • Locate and turn off utilities.
  • Extinguish small fires.
  • Identify hazardous materials situations.
  • Triage and treat victims.
  • Set up a medical treatment area.
  • Conduct searches and rescues in lightly and moderately damaged structures.
  • Understand the psychological impact of a disaster on themselves and others.
  • Organize CERT members and spontaneous volunteers for an effective and safe response.
  • Apply response skills in a disaster simulation.

As an extension of the fire department, you are also invited to additional trainings and community events. It will truly be an engaging and exciting opportunity. We hope you apply today!

Contact Laura Smith at lsmith@stlouispark.org for more information. 



Fire Hydrant Painting

updated: Monday, June 22, 2015

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: Monday, January 05, 2015

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.



Junior Park Leader

updated: Thursday, June 04, 2015

Junior Leaders are chosen by the Parks and Recreation Department staff, on the basis of written applications. Interviews are not required, however the Park and Rec staff may request a personal interview in unusual circumstances. Applicants must currently be enrolled in grades 6th – 8th (2014-15 school year). Applications are...


ParkTV Volunteers Wanted

updated: Monday, June 01, 2015

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...


Volunteer for a City Board or Commission

updated: Thursday, February 19, 2015

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...


Hydrant Hero

updated: Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The St. Louis Park Fire Department would like to remind homeowners and businesses with fire hydrants on (or near) their property to please shovel the snow around the fire hydrant after each snowfall and keep the hydrant clear of overgrowth of plants during the summer.

There are about 1,700 fire hydrants in St. Louis Park, and while we will have a crew of firefighters removing the snow, they cannot clean all of them in a timely manner. Protect your family and neighbors when seconds count by becoming a Hydrant Hero!

To adopt a hydrant, go to hydranthero.org. Choose a hydrant, click on the “Adopt me” link, and fill out the registration form – you can even give your hydrant a name!

Questions can be directed to Assistant Chief Cary Smith at (952) 924-2171 or Lieutenant Eva Hansen at (952) 924-2599.



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