Parks and Natural Resources Volunteer Opportunities

xcel volunteers 6Xcel Energy Volunteers at Harvest Park Native Seed GardenConsider volunteering with the Maplewood Parks and Natural Resources Department and help make a difference in the community!  

Who can volunteer? Youth ages 16 and up and adults who share an interest in the environment, recreation, and community outreach. 

How to get started: 

  • - Contact Shann Finwall, Environmental Planner, at 651-249-2304 or email to discuss volunteer
    • opportunities.  
  • - Complete a volunteer application form.   

Obligation: There is no minimum hourly requirement. Expect to work 1.5–3 hours each time you volunteer, although special events or projects may require longer periods of time. Schedules may be a one-time event, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or seasonal depending on activities and availability.

Training:  Training will occur on-the-job by Parks and Natural Resources' staff as required.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities:  

  • Nature Center
    • Bird Feeder Monitor 
    • Bulletin Board Environmental Education and Program Updates Aid   
    • Program Aid
    • Touch and See Room Aid
    • Trail Monitor
  • Natural Resources
    • Adopt a Rain Garden
    • Blue Bird Monitors
    • Frog Monitors
    • Invasive Species Monitors 
    • Natural Resources Project Aid
    • Open Space Site Monitors
  • Parks and Recreation
    • Adopt a Park
    • Event Volunteer
      • Snow Shoe Pop Up Events
      • Summer Celebrations in the Park