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About Volunteering

updated: Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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, 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.

Adopt a Spot

updated: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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...

Summer Junior Naturalist

updated: Wednesday, March 01, 2017

The application for the 2017 Summer Junior Naturalist program at the Westwood Hills Nature Center is now available online at the Westwood Hills Nature Center volunteer page.


Go to to find information on the program and the application information.

Volunteer for a City Board or Commission

updated: Wednesday, November 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

Water Monitor Volunteer Needed!

updated: Thursday, March 02, 2017

A water monitor volunteer is needed for South Oak Pond in St. Louis Park! Water monitor volunteers visit their lake and collect samples twice per month, between the months of April-October. A kayak can be provided to the volunteer if needed. If interested, please contact Laura Smith at

Water Monitor Program Information

Adopt-a-Park or Garden

updated: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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...

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Volunteering Programs
5005 Minnetonka Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Phone: 952.928.2847 Email: