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About Volunteering

updated: Friday, March 31, 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: Monday, April 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...

Basketball in the Park

updated: Monday, May 08, 2017

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 June1 and August 24. Any questions, please contact Laura Smith at or Officer Ford at

A background check and application is required for all volunteers. 

Pick up the Park

updated: Friday, April 07, 2017

The City of St. Louis Park's annual 'Pick up the Park' initiative kicks off on Saturday, April 22. 'Pick up the Park' is supported by residents and community groups who head out to parks and public spaces to pick up litter each spring. To sign up to pick up a park or public space, contact Laura Smith at 952.928.2847 or

Summer Junior Naturalist

updated: Friday, April 28, 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.

Volunteer for a City Board or Commission

updated: Monday, April 17, 2017

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

Adopt-a-Park or Garden

updated: Monday, April 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: