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Sandbag Removal Volunteers Needed!

updated: Monday, July 28, 2014

Help a neighbor out! Property owners along the Minnehaha Creek in St. Louis Park need assistance removing sandbags August 2 or August 9.

Contact Volunteer Coordinator Laura Smith at (952) 928-2847 or lsmith@stlouispark.org with which date noted above and time you are available to assist removing sandbags.

The City of St. Louis Park asks that volunteers and property owners empty the sand from the bags at the curb in front of the property on August 2 or August 9. Once the sand and materials are at the curb, please weigh down the empty bags to avoid littering and call Public Works at (952) 924-2545 for pickup. City crews will pick up the sand and bags by the following Monday.



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.



Calling Artists and Painters! Help beautify St. Louis Park this winter!

updated: Monday, July 28, 2014

Use your artistic and painting talents to beautify snow boards in St. Louis Park! Several plywood boards that are used near the Knollwood Mall in the winter to control snow are in need of a fresh coat of paint! The painting can be a simple coat, or a design - it is up to you! Designs must be pleasing and approved by the city. 

The project could be done by individuals or groups, and time depends on the number of people and painting design chosen. Reach out to Laura at lsmith@stlouispark.org to discuss this opportunity! 



Help Beautify the Park

updated: Thursday, March 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.



ParkTV Volunteers Wanted

updated: Thursday, July 10, 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...


Volunteer for a City Board or Commission

updated: Monday, March 10, 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...


Be a Garden Mentor

updated: Monday, May 19, 2014

St. Louis Park’s Hamilton House is in need of a volunteer to offer his or her knowledge of gardening while connecting with residents of the Hamilton House this spring. The volunteer will coordinate a garden planting day with the residents, and will lead them through planting their garden boxes. This is perfect for someone who has a passion...


Adopt-a-Hydrant

updated: Monday, March 10, 2014

Volunteers help ensure that firefighters have fast access to fire hydrants in residential neighborhoods. The fire hydrant may be needed for YOUR house so the best way to ensure faster response time is making sure the fire hydrant is clear in case of an emergency.

Requirements:

  • Shovel snow away from one hydrant after each snowfall for one winter.

For more information or to volunteer -



Be a Lawn Care Mentor

updated: Monday, May 19, 2014

Utilize your expertise in lawn maintenance to help mentor residents in St. Louis Park! Public Housing is looking for volunteers to meet with residents to conduct lawn care orientations and mentorships, by instructing them on the basics of lawn care. This is a great way to connect with others in the community while sharing your knowledge.

For more information or to volunteer, email lsmith@stlouispark.org.



Volunteer at the Westwood Hills Nature Center

updated: Monday, July 14, 2014

Want to volunteer but don’t see anything that fits your skills or interests? The Westwood Hills Nature Center has many opportunities for individuals who want to donate their time and get outdoors. The area around the center is a 160-acre natural area featuring marsh, woods and restored prairie, which ensures there is plenty to do for eager volunteers...


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