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Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Application Form

For quick questions, Contact the Volunteer Manager.

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 Inver Grove Heights community. Are you looking for a one 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!  

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

Volunteer Benefits: 

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

Most Needed Volunteer Opportunities:

Document Preparation
• Preparing documents for scanning by removing staples and paper clips, counting sheets, creating cover sheets, etc.

Document Scanning
• Creating electronic folders, scanning documents, moving documents to correct electronic folders.

Park Surveyors
• Surveying park usage using supplied data tracking sheets
• The park you would survey, and the hours you would do the surveying would be flexible
• Survey period would be approximately April through October.
Other Volunteer Opportunities:

Adopt a Hydrant, Neighborhood or Park   

• Hydrant (keeping snow away during the winter months)
• Neighborhood (picking up trash and debris all year round)
• Park (picking up trash and debris April through October)

Seasonal Opportunities: 

Garden/Landscaping Assistance
Help maintain gardens and landscaping around City buildings, boulevards, 
golf courses, parks, etc
• Mowing
• Mulching
• Planting and watering 
• Raking

• Weeding and deadheading
• Other projects as agreed upon

 Invasive Plant/Tree Removal
• Help the City remove invasive buckthorn, and other invasive species in identified areas This is a great opportunity for families or groups

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

City Events/Short Term Opportunities: 
MN Twins Youth Clinic-July 2016 - Date TBD
Safety Camp-August 4, 2016
Inver Grove Heights Days Kid's Activity Day -September 11, 2016
Harmon Farms 5 & 10 Mile Trail Run-September 18, 2016

Ongoing Opportunities: 

Facility Support
• Painting
• Sweeping/Vacuuming
• Cleaning
• Room Set Up or Take Down
• Other projects as agreed upon

Office Support
• Filing 
• Copying
• Organizing storage areas

• Assembling packets 
• Stuffing envelopes
• Data Entry
• Other duties as needed

Group Opportunities:

Opportunities for area businesses, churches, civic groups, etc. to participate as a group can be explored by contacting Volunteer Services at 651-208-4840 or . Typically groups will do a park clean up, planting project, invasive plant removal, or assist with a special event. 

                                                                                 Volunteer Application Form