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About Volunteering

updated: Monday, November 17, 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. 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.



Front Desk Volunteer - City Hall

updated: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Do you have or want receptionist experience? If so this is the opportunity for you!

City Hall currently has openings for volunteer receptionists for the front desk from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Volunteers can work one or more shifts each week, or can be on an on-call basis. Potential for more hours during vacation and leave times. 

Duties include:

  • Answering phone, assisting callers and transferring when necessary
  • Directing City Hall guests.
  • Light filing or special administrative projects

No experience needed, but a willingness to learn is necessary. Volunteer should have a strong aptitude for customer service and a friendly attitude.

Please fill out an online application and note interest in this position when applying, or you can email Laura Smith at lsmith@stlouispark.org



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.



ParkTV Volunteers Wanted

updated: Wednesday, December 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: 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...


Adopt-a-Hydrant

updated: Thursday, October 16, 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 -



Volunteer at the Westwood Hills Nature Center

updated: Thursday, October 16, 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