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Volunteer Opportunities

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The City of St. Louis Park offers a variety of volunteer programs and opportunities that allow you to have a direct impact on your community. Below is a list of volunteer opportunities related to the fire department. View a full list of citywide volunteer opportunities.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) program that supports the idea and importance of community volunteers and citizen preparation.

Hydrant Hero

There are roughly 1,700 fire hydrants in St. Louis Park, and although we have firefighters to remove snow around the hydrants after a snowfall, they can't always clean them all in a timely manner. This is where you can help. Volunteer to become a Hydrant Hero and keep the hydrants around your homes and businesses clear of snow in the winter and free of plant overgrowth in the summer.

Interested volunteers can adopt a hydrant through Hydrant Hero. Choose a hydrant, click on the “Adopt me” link and fill out the registration form – you can even give your hydrant a name!

If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Chief Cary Smith at or 952.924.2171.

Fire hydrant painting

St. Louis Park is looking for individual or group volunteers to paint fire hydrants around the city and in your neighborhood. Volunteer opportunities are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Training and materials will be provided.

For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Laura Smith at or 952.928.2847.