- 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
(Please note: If you will be working with children, a background check will be required.)
Log your hours in the Volunteer Login Portal.
updated: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Meet Tracy Just! Tracy is one of our valued volunteers who donates her time and talents to the City of St. Louis Park, and we are extremely thankful for her contributions. Check out her Q&A below to find out what Tracy is up to in the Park and why you should get involved too!
What volunteer opportunities do you take part in?
I've participated in "Adopt a Park" and "Adopt a Garden" for Shelard Park the last four years and I also did the Home Remodeling Fair this year for the first time.
Why do you volunteer with the City of St. Louis Park?
I like to give back to the community and it is also a nice excuse to spend more time outdoors in good weather.
What is your favorite part about volunteering?
It's a great opportunity to meet my neighbors. Some of them stop by to chat while I am planting flowers.
Any advice for someone looking to get involved?
Just do it! It's easy. There are a ton of fun opportunities out there, and it is a great way to meet fellow "St. Louis Parkians." I just made that word up :)
Thank you Tracy for caring for Shelard Park, ensuring that it is safe and beautiful for our residents to enjoy! If you're interested in volunteering with the City of St. Louis Park, check out our open volunteer opportunities below.
updated: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Volunteer for the City of St. Louis Park by adopting a public space that is in need of some TLC! Adopt-a-Spot locations can be any city-owned space, including boulevards, storm drains, or bridge underpass or overpasses. Make a difference by visiting your spot at least once a month to pick up litter and check for damage or litter. Email Laura Smith...
updated: Thursday, April 28, 2016
Join in on this great community event! Basketball in the Park takes place every Thursday evening from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Ainsworth Park in St. Louis Park. Volunteers are needed to help with setting up activities and interacting with children who attend the event.
Volunteers should be available for all or most Thursdays between May 26 and August 25. Any questions, please contact Laura Smith at email@example.com or Officer Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A background check and application is required for all volunteers.
updated: Friday, March 18, 2016
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.
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.
CERT volunteers are requested to meet the following requirements:
- At least 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.
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 email@example.com for more information.
updated: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to apply.
Volunteers are needed to fill receptionist volunteer opportunities at two city locations. Duties include answering phones, directing calls, greeting guests and providing visitors with information about your facility. The two opportunities are as follows:
- Volunteer receptionist is needed at the Westwood Hills Nature Center is needed from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursdays.
- On-call receptionist/customer service representative is needed for City Hall's front reception desk during our customer service team's scheduled vacations. Volunteer hours are flexible and on an as needed basis, approximately 2-5 days a month.
updated: Thursday, June 16, 2016
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 go to www.stlouispark.org/boards-commissions.html.
updated: Friday, June 10, 2016
Contribute to the beauty of St. Louis Park by volunteering to monitor your neighborhood park or garden. Adopt-a-Park or Garden volunteers can choose to plant, maintain the annual garden and/or patrol their park each week during the summer, keep the park litter-free, and report any vandalism or needed repairs. Volunteers may adopt the park or garden...