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Group Volunteer Projects
Thank you for volunteering with Saint Paul Natural Resources! Help prepare or clean up gardens, improve and maintain natural areas or pick up trash in our parks, while working together as a team. We have several large-scale, one-time volunteer projects each month during the growing season (April through October). Saint Paul Natural Resources will tailor a private volunteer project for your group to work together

Projects are typically scheduled for two hours and are available during the work day, Monday through Friday, or Saturday mornings.

Projects must be requested at least THREE weeks prior to the requested date(s). Project activities may include: habitat restoration, planting native species, planting gardens, removal of invasive species, mulching, brush hauling, litter removal, and other special projects in natural areas.

How to Get Involved
  1. Meet Group Volunteer Project Requirements (see below)
  2. Submit a project APPLICATION
  3. Plan project with volunteer coordinator and your group
  4. Volunteer!

Group Volunteer Project Requirements

All groups must meet the following requirements:
  1. Have a minimum of 10 people - for groups of less than 10, please join one of our one-time volunteer events.
  2. Submit application at least three weeks prior to the requested date(s).
  3. Agree to sign our Group Cancellation Policy (coming soon).
  4. Understand that the volunteer project will take place rain or shine, but may be canceled for severe weather. More information regarding weather can be found in the Group Cancellation Policy.

Groups with youth volunteers (under 18) must meet the above requirements AND the following additional requirements:
  1. Volunteers need to be in fifth grade or older.
  2. Meet the Saint Paul Natural Resources youth-to-adult ratio requirements
    • Grades 5-8: 10 students to 1 adult
    • Grades 9-12: 15 students to 1 adult
  3. Understand that your group or organization is responsible for youth participating in the project at all times.
  4. Collect parental/guardian consent that allows youth under the age of 18 to participate in events such as a Saint Paul Natural Resources volunteer project.

A warm thank you to all of the groups who participated in a group volunteer project in 2014.
 3M Affinity Plus Credit Union Altria
Bethel University Century College Upward Bound Coca-Cola
Degree of Honor/Power of We District 2 Ecova
Friends of the Mississippi River Globe Education Network Great River Greening
Great River School Guardian Angels Church Hamline University
HealthPartners KPMG Lumen Christi Catholic Community
Mississippi River Fund Mounds Park Academy Off-duty Fire SCUBA Group
Open World Learning Community Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District River's Edge Academy
Saint Paul Garden Club St. Thomas More Target
US Bank Walden University Xcel Energy



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Questions? Contact the volunteer coordinator at  or 651-632-2411.

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