Volunteer Opportunities

Make a Difference - Volunteer!

Thank you for considering working as a volunteer! The City is excited to offer a variety of volunteer opportunities to support our dynamic West St. Paul community. Are you looking for a 1 day event? How about a long term opportunity? Do you want to work outside? Maybe you have excellent organizational skills? We may just have the right fit for you!

Why Volunteer?

When you volunteer, your efforts strengthen the local services available to members of the community. Volunteering raises awareness of important social needs, connects communities and builds friendships. Change your life and those around you -- volunteer!

  • Develop new skills
  • Enhance your resume
  • Feel good about giving back to the community
  • Share your talents

Volunteer Benefits:

  • Enriches city programs and services through volunteer involvement and participation
  • Facilitates active partnerships between city staff and community members
  • Helps citizens become more familiar with city programs, services and issues
  • Provides unique opportunities for local residents to contribute to city government
  1. General Opportunities
  2. Group Opportunities
  3. Community Opportunities

General Opportunities

Adopt a Hydrant, Neighborhood, or Park

  • Hydrant (keep snow away during the winter months)
  • Neighborhood (pick up trash and debris all year round)
  • Park (pick up trash and debris all year round)

Bluebird Assistants

  • Maintaining bluebird boxes, by checking on them monthly to see if any repairs need to be made, and getting them ready for bluebirds in the Spring and cleaning them out in the Fall
  • Monitoring bluebird boxes weekly in City parks to keep bluebirds safe and record their nesting progress.

City Events / Short Term Opportunities

  • Open House
  • Deliver posters to local businesses

Code Enforcement

  • Adopt a bus shelter (clean up litter and debris, weed seasonally)
  • Pull outdated or unsightly signs

Facility Support

  • Cleaning
  • Other projects as agreed upon

Garden / Landscaping Assistance

  • Help maintain gardens and landscaping around City buildings, boulevards, golf courses, parks, etc.
  • Planting and watering
  • Raking
  • Weeding
  • Other projects as agreed upon

To Apply for any of the General Opportunities listed, please complete the Volunteer Application.

To learn more about West St. Paul volunteer opportunities or to share your ideas contact Diane Erickson, Volunteer Engagement Manager, at derickson@wspmn.gov, or 651-208-4840