Whether it is important to you to help solve a community problem, advance a worthy cause or to develop as a person, volunteering offers many benefits in appreciation for the gift of your time and expertise. Volunteering also helps to raise awareness of important social needs, connect communities, and build friendships.
When you volunteer, you:
- Share your talents
- Develop new skills
- Enhance your resume
- Help enrich local programs and services
- Become familiar with city programs, services, and issues
- Feel good about giving back to your community
Click on the tabs below to learn about different volunteer opportunities in the city.
The city has nine committees or commissions that you can volunteer for. Each group advises the city council on a variety of issues.
Click on the links below to learn more about each group. Fill out an online application if you are interested in volunteering on one of these groups.
The parks and recreation department hosts many events that you can volunteer for.
- Sweetheart Dance, February - Help with registration and event activities
- Egg Hunt, spring - Help with registration and event logistics
- Farmers Market, June-August - Help with customers, hand out bags, etc.
- Halloween Spooktacular, October - Help with registration and event games, crafts, etc.
- Kids Shopping Spree, December - Help with check-in, take kids shopping, check-out
- New Year’s Eve Party, December 31 - Help with games, crafts and events
For more information, e-mail Stephanie Schutta or call 651-490-4734.
The parks and recreation department has many coaching positions that you can volunteer for.
- Spring and summer
- Youth t-ball
- Youth baseball
- Youth soccer
- Youth soccer
- Youth flag football
- Youth volleyball
For more information, e-mail Matt Wiitala or call 651-490-4753.
Area businesses, churches, civic groups, schools, etc. can also volunteer in Shoreview. Groups can clean up parks, help at events, or a one-time project such as painting a hockey rink or boardwalk.
For more information, call 651-490-4750.
Residents, families, organizations, and businesses/employee groups can adopt-a-trail in Shoreview. Available segments can be seen on the interactive map.
Complete this online application to participate in the program. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Adopt an available trail segment for a 2-year period.
- Provide name, contact information and trail segment preference.
- Clean up trail segment twice a year; i.e. once in fall and once in spring.
- Pick up any trash or litter on or next to trail.
- Report any visible vandalism of trail way or other public infrastructure.
- Coordinate trash bags with Shoreview Public Works Dept.
- Stay within the trail corridor, use common sense and respect private property near sidewalks and trails.
- Adopt-a-Trail volunteers under the age of 18 must have responsible adult supervision.
The City's Responsibilities
- Install signs recognizing Adopt-a-Trail volunteers in their designated adopted trail area.
- Provide trash bags; they can be picked up in the Public Works Office at Shoreview City Hall.
- After cleanup is complete, Public Works will pick up full trash bags left on/near the trail.
For more information, e-mail the Shoreview Public Works Department or call 651-490-4650.
You can adopt a drain in your neighborhood to help keep them clean. By adopting a drain, you are helping to keep leaves and other debris from going into the drain and our local lakes.
Adopting a drain in your neighborhood is easy!
- Go to adopt-a-drain.org
- Enter in your address
- Select a drain near your home
- Keep your drain clean by sweeping and raking up the debris after each rain fall and in the fall.
Please be safe with cleaning your drain.
For more information, e-mail Ellen Brenna or call 651-490-4665.
There are also several organizations in Shoreview where you can volunteer. Click on the links below to learn more.