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Current Volunteer Opportunities

Garden Volunteers Wanted

Volunteers are needed to help care for the perennials and roses at Central Park of Maple Grove, located east of Main Street. We are also looking for gardeners in the beautiful perennial gardens of the Town Green, Community Center, and Angel of Hope/Arboretum Gardens. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to make our perennial gardens look gorgeous! For more information and to sign up online for Central Park gardening, please follow this link. If you are interested in signing up for other garden maintenance, follow this link.

Tree Inventory

The City of Maple Grove is undertaking a project to inventory all residential and business boulevard and front yard trees in Maple Grove. You can help by volunteering to inventory trees in your neighborhood this summer. All training and equipment is provided. This project will provide the City with information regarding how many ash trees could potentially be affected by the emerald ash borer and also know tree counts of other tree varieties since other plant pests are on the horizon.

If you are interested in applying for this important project, please print, complete and sign the volunteer application. A criminal background check is required - use this link for the form. You may either mail or email the application/background check form. Contact Marilyn Arnlund at 763-494-6091 for more information.

Farmers Market

Shopper Service:  Present a friendly face to Market shoppers at Information Booth and in the Market, proactively interacting with customers to welcome them to the Market, sign them up for the newsletter and frequent shopper program, hand out weekly recipes, answer questions.  Assist with hourly customer counts.  Promote Market activities, such as music and special events.  Commitment: 2-4 hours weekly or as your schedule allows.

PoP Kids Club: Help with various activities at our super cool Power of Produce kids club.  Sign kids up to be club members, hand out their weekly reward and get them excited about this produce purchases.  Time Commitment: 2-4 hours, 2x/month or as your schedule allows.

Market Photographer:  Photos help to capture all the food and fun at the Farmers Market.  We can never have enough to use in promotional materials, website, Facebook, etc.  Camera provided for volunteer's use.  Commitment: 1-2 hours each Thursday or as your schedule allows.

Market set up/take down:  A lot goes on behind the scenes to prepare for market day as well as to wrap things up when the Market closes, such as signage, tables, chairs, tents, information booth.  In addition, this volunteer will be available to assist vendors.  Commitment: 1-2 hours each Thursday or as your schedule allows.

Email the Farmers Market or call 763-494-5955 for more details.

Maple Grove Arts Center

The Arts Center offers many opportunities for everyone to be involved. You don't have to be an artist to be involved with the arts. Volunteering includes helping with the Gallery Shows and openings, which includes the Red Show, the Black & White Show, and our outreach programs like the Maple Grove Days Art Fair, Halloween on Main Street, Hometown Holiday on Main Street, Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, and classes for adults and children. Contact the Arts Center.  

Maple Grove Community Organization (MGCO)

Are you looking for a way to become involved in your community? MGCO is a dedicated, fun group of volunteers who plan Maple Grove Days and Breakfast with Santa. More volunteers are always welcome as the group works together to celebrate Maple Grove. Planning for the Maple Grove Days begins in January. Meetings are the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Maple Grove Community Center. Please join them or call 763-494-5985 for more information. Everyone is welcome!

Maple Grove Arts Council

If you'd like to help the arts flourish in Maple Grove, join the Maple Grove Arts Council as a volunteer or board member. Board Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Maple Grove Government Center. The Arts Council plans the Maple Grove Autumn Art Festival in September, the annual Student Art Show in March, KidStock in the summer, and a performing jazz ensemble now doing concerts throughout the year. The Council has also sponsored a Holiday Bazaar in December. For more information, call 763-494-5984, email  visit the Arts Council website

Maple Grove Ambassador Scholarship Program

The mission of this program is to provide educational scholarships to young women ages 17-21 and the opportunity for personal and professional growth through involvement in the community. For  information about volunteering, please visit the Ambassador's website.  Please note the current Ambassadors are also available to help with local volunteer efforts and business events.

Maple Grove Historical Society

The Maple Grove Historic Preservation Society meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at the History Museum, 9030 Forestview Lane. Help to discover, preserve and spread the story of Maple Grove. Everyone is welcome! Call 763-494-5983 for information.

Adopt-a-Street Program

The Adopt-a-Street program is an opportunity for volunteers to keep Maple Grove's streets clean. It is similar to the Adopt-a-Park program and open to schools, community groups, civic organizations, faith communities, businesses, families and individuals. A two-year commitment is required with cleaning to occur at least three times a year (spring, summer and fall). Participating groups and individuals sign a simple agreement with the City. Bags are provided at no charge for the clean-ups; bags will be removed afterwards by the City. Signs are erected indicating who has adopted the street. For more information or to find out available streets, please email or call 763-494-6361.

Advisory Boards and Commissions

There are several opportunities for Maple Grove residents to serve on boards and commissions. For more information, contact the Administration Department at 763-494-6010.

 

Arboretum Statue Caretakers

Volunteers are needed to tend the statue located in the Arboretum. Responsibilities include keeping the area around the statue looking nice - weeding, raking, or shoveling snow from the bricked area. Time commitment is one week a month for one year. For more information or to volunteer, call 763-494-6504.

Dance Chaperones

Want to relive those great teenage years or see how things have changed? Adult chaperones are needed for teen dances from 6:30 pm-10:30 pm one Friday each month during the school year. Dances are held at Osseo and Maple Grove Junior High Schools. Call at 763-494-6512 or email the Community Center.

Police Reserves

If you are an adult citizen of Maple Grove and have time you want to give back to the community, find out more information about the Police Reserves program.

Adopt-A-Park

Adopt-A-Park is an opportunity for volunteers to help keep Maple Grove parks and trails beautiful. Adopt-A-Park is open to schools, community groups, civic organizations, faith communities, businesses, families and individuals. For information on Adopt-A-Park and available areas, please call 763-494-6535 or send an email.