Become a Tree Steward for the City of Maple Grove
Do you want to learn how to plant and prune trees and train others? This free training will give you the knowledge to help care for trees in our community. Tree Steward volunteers will learn how to prune and care for the public trees in our community to gain a strong urban forest. Get outside, learn something new, and help ensure the survival of trees in our community! Free training sessions will be held in May and July - for more information on the training, follow this link. For more information on the Tree Steward program, see this document.
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! Visit www.maplegrovemnhistory.org for more information.
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.
- Arbor Committee
- Citizen Advisory Committee
- Lake Quality Commission
- Parks and Recreation Board
- Planning Commission
- Transit Commission
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.
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 763-494-6522 or email the Youth Outreach Coordinator.
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 763-494-6516 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.