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Choose from a variety of volunteer opportunities and time commitments, including one-day-only special events, a short-term project or an ongoing position. A sample of current opportunities is listed below.

General Opportunities (Open to individuals 16 years & Older)

Adopt a Storm Drain
Prevent storm water pollution from entering wetlands, streams and lakes by keeping storm drains clear of leaves, grass clippings and yard waste.

Adopt a Park or Trail

Help keep Plymouth clean by picking up litter at a park or trail after the winter thaw. This project can be scheduled according to your availability and is great for individuals and/or groups of all ages. Bags are provided. Keep the efforts rolling by choosing a park, trail to keep clean from spring to fall. Call 763-509-5950 for a list of available parks and trails.

Drop Off Day, May 4, 2019

Assist City residents when recyclable items can be safely disposed. Greet residents, direct traffic, count and sort items. 

Earth Day Presentations

Help celebrate Earth/Arbor Day with a fun, interactive environmental presentation to eager third graders during the week of April 22. Must be comfortable with kids and public speaking. training is provided.

Gardener

June through September. Help maintain gardens and landscaping around City buildings and in parks. Flexible schedule.

Garden Wedding Coordinator

May through September. Assist Millennium garden bridal couples during evening wedding rehearsals; must have previous customer service experience.

Garlic Mustard Removal

Remove this spring invasive plant from neighborhood parks and trails. Contact Volunteer Services for identification and removal information. Flexible schedule. Great family, group or scout project!

Ghost Rider - Plymouth Metro Link and Dial-A-Ride

Provide feedback and quality control checks during rides on Plymouth Metro Link and Dial-A-Ride buses to help improve customer service.

Millennium Garden Caretakers

June through September. Keep the Millennium Garden looking beautiful! Set your own schedule to water, deadhead and weed. Garden walk-through and instruction provided.

Plant and Play Youth Gardening Program 

Prairie Ponds Park, May through September

Work with youth age 7-12 years. Instruct basic gardening techniques such as weeding, watering and more. Assist with crafts and games. Volunteers are also needed to adopt the gardens for regular watering.

Plymouth Historical Society Collections Aide; Must be 18 years or older

Help care for the Society's permanent collection of historical objects to protect them for future generations to learn from and enjoy. Learn proper conservation techniques in order to clean display cases, handle objects and rehouse historical documents. Opportunities are also available to scan historical documents and enter data into an Excel spreadsheet or database. One morning a week, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon.

Police Explorers

Youth, age 14 to 20, explore law enforcement careers by studying an array of topics, including search and arrest, traffic stops, crime prevention, use of force and much more. Explorers meet weekly during the school year. Contact Volunteer Services for an application due Aug. 1.

Police Reserves

Assist sworn officers with traffic and crowd control, transportation of prisoners, surveillance and patrol activities, special events and other education programs. Must be 21 years or older, commit to 15 hours a month, have a clean driving record and background check.

Somali Interpreter

Provide Somali Interpretation to residents about city services.

Storm Drain Marking

Mark your neighborhood storm drains to remind passerby that storm water and debris drains straight into the lakes, rivers and wetlands untreated, which can pollute the water and boost the growth of algae. Flexible schedule. Great family, group or scout project!

Tree Stewards

Receive training in proper tree care on Saturday, April 13, during a day-long training put on by Hennepin county staff. Then receive certification to assist or lead tree plantings, buckthorn busts and more in Plymouth and across Hennepin county. Cost if $25 per person, which includes light breakfast and lunch. Register at www.hennepin.us/trees, under education and volunteer opportunities. Contact Shane DeGroy at shane.degroy@hennepin,us or 612-543-3697 with questions.

Youth Coaching Opportunities

Adults and teens 16 or older

No coaching experience required; free coaching materials and training clinics are provided.

T-ball/Baseball Coaches

May (4 weeks), June (6 weeks) or July-August (4 weeks)

Coach an evening recreation T-ball program with emphasis on fun for kids age 4-6.

Tennis

June (4 weeks), July (4 weeks)

Instruct recreational tennis for beginners (ages 4 to 14) at various times and locations.

Soccer Coaches

Late August to mid-October

Coach a fall youth recreational soccer program (ages 5-14) with one game and one practice each week.

 

Group Opportunities City Hall
Opportunities for area businesses, churches, and scout troops, etc. to participate as a group can be explored by contacting Volunteer Services at 763-509-5230 or volunteer@plymouthmn.gov. Typically groups will do a one-day-only park clean up or planting project, adopt a trail or street, or assist with a special event.

 

 

FootballScout Projects

The City of Plymouth receives numerous requests annually for Scout volunteer projects. In order for the project to be successful for both City and the Scout candidate, guidelines (PDF) have been developed. Please read through these before contacting the City's Scout Project Coordinator.

 

 

 

Teen Opportunities beam
Teens must be 14 and older or accompanied by an adult to participate in special events.

Summer Teen Volunteer Program
June - August
The Summer Teen Volunteer Program is an excellent opportunity for teens 14 and older to learn leadership skills and gain valuable experience working with children. Teens assist with summer recreation programs, including playgrounds, sports, art, music and more.

Applications (PDF) are now available.

 

Contact
Volunteer Services
Plymouth City Hall | 3400 Plymouth Blvd. | Plymouth, MN 55447
P 763-509-5230 | volunteer@plymouthmn.gov