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About Volunteering

updated: Monday, August 01, 2016

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, 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.

Volunteer Spotlight!

updated: Tuesday, July 19, 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.

Adopt a Spot

updated: Thursday, August 18, 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...

Volunteer for a City Board or Commission

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

Volunteer with Great River Greening at Westwood Hills Nature Center!

updated: Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Join Great River Greening at their first public event in partnership with Westwood Hills Nature Center. 125 volunteers are needed. Invite your friends, co-workers and neighbors to this exciting event.

When: October 15, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Where: Westwood Hills Nature Center

What: Plant grass and wildflowers, and pull buckthorn

To sign up, fill out the form located here: volunteer sign up form.

Questions? Contact Katie Brom at

Once a golf course, this 160-acre site is now a beautiful natural area filled with rolling hills of prairie, savanna, and big woods habitat surrounding a lake and wetland. Volunteers at this event will hike into the wooded hills of the park to clear buckthorn and plant native grasses and wildflowers.

This project is made possible with support from the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund and the City of St. Louis Park.

Wellness Action Network

updated: Monday, August 01, 2016

Do you have a passion for health and wellness in St. Louis Park and have a desire to see a healthier community? Join St. Louis Park's Wellness Action Network, a group of individuals who stay informed on health and wellness related activities and volunteer their time at community events to promote health and wellness.

Age 16+

No minimum time commitment required. Volunteers are notified when opportunities arise and get involved as it fits their schedule. 

To get on the Wellness Action Network distribution list, complete a volunteer application form and you'll be notified next time there is an event to get involved in!

Questions? Email Volunteer and Wellness Coordinator, Laura Smith at

Hydrant Hero

updated: Thursday, September 01, 2016

The St. Louis Park Fire Department would like to remind homeowners and businesses with fire hydrants on (or near) their property to please shovel the snow around the fire hydrant after each snowfall and keep the hydrant clear of overgrowth of plants during the summer.

There are about 1,700 fire hydrants in St. Louis Park, and while we will have a crew of firefighters removing the snow, they cannot clean all of them in a timely manner. Protect your family and neighbors when seconds count by becoming a Hydrant Hero!

To adopt a hydrant, go to Choose a hydrant, click on the “Adopt me” link, and fill out the registration form – you can even give your hydrant a name!

Questions can be directed to Assistant Chief Cary Smith at 952.924.2171 or Lieutenant Eva Hansen at 952.924.2599.

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Volunteering Programs
5005 Minnetonka Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
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