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The warmer temperatures have caused poor ice conditions. As a result, the warming houses and ice rinks are closed. Park maintenance will continue monitor and determine when to re-open them. You can always call our weather line at 952-924-2567 for the latest information.

The warmer temperatures have caused poor ice conditions. As a result, the warming houses and ice rinks are closed. Park maintenance will continue monitor and determine when to re-open them. You can always call our weather line at 952-924-2567 for the latest information.

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Volunteering

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About Volunteering

updated: Wednesday, January 14, 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.



St. Louis Park Volunteer Spotlight!

updated: Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The City of St. Louis Park Volunteer Office would like to recognize Kim Curran-Moore as an outstanding volunteer in the community. Kim has received recognition and praise for her leadership, can-do attitude and ability to work with others. Please take a moment to learn more about Kim and why she volunteers in the Park!

Volunteer Kim Curran-Moore
 
How long have you lived in St. Louis Park?
I moved here with my family in June 2007.

What volunteer opportunities have you taken part in?
I am an inaugural member of St. Louis Park's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). We are trained in basic disaster response and are available to supplement First Responders in the event of a major disaster or incident. As a CERT member, I helped with sandbagging efforts along Minnehaha Creek and sandbag removal, traffic control during the Parktacular Parade, 4th of July fireworks and the Health in the Park Open Streets event.
 
Other volunteer activities in the Park include:
  • Youth soccer coach
  • STEP
  • Minnehaha Creek clean-up (St. Louis Park)
  • Hydrant Hero - clearing snow from around our neighborhood fire hydrants
  • Girl Scout Cookie mom
  • Various School volunteer activities
  • Hosting a PSI Amity for six months

Why do you choose to volunteer for the City of St. Louis Park?
When we moved here from out of state we chose to live in St. Louis Park because of its strong sense of community. I like to help people and I love living in the Park. Volunteering is my opportunity to not only give back to my community, but to help keep St. Louis Park the strong, vibrant city it is. Volunteering gives me the opportunity to meet new friends and to set an example for my kids.

What is the best part about volunteering for the City of St. Louis Park?
For me it's being able to help people have a better quality of life, to show that our community is ready to help each other, have fun and celebrate or offer concrete service and support in times of need. The City of St. Louis Park doesn't just support its many volunteers, but embraces and promotes them as key assets.

Is there anything you recommend to people who are looking to get involved in the community?  Yes, follow the City of St. Louis Park Facebook page. It is a great source of timely volunteer opportunities. The city website has volunteer opportunities posted as well. There are opportunities that work for just about everyone who is interested in making their community the best it can be. Jump in and join us, you won't be disappointed!



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.



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...


Volunteer Reserve Program

updated: Thursday, January 22, 2015

The St. Louis Park Police Reserve unit is made up of 15-25 volunteers who range in age from 20 to over 60. Created in 1975, they donate around 1,000 hours of volunteer service to the City of St. Louis Park every year. Reserves work night patrols and at various city events, including Fourth of July festival, National Night Out, school carnivals...


Youth Explorer Program

updated: Thursday, January 22, 2015

Teens learn about a law enforcement career from St. Louis Park police officers by participating in Police Explorers. Participants see police work first-hand through monthly ride-alongs with patrol officers. They also receive training in first aid, gun safety and personal defense, and learn about police investigations, traffic stops and other...


Hydrant Hero

updated: Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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