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Volunteer Engagement VISTA

Help build a Volunteer Program that serves the St. Louis Park Public Schools Community from Early Learners through Older Adults to eliminate poverty and create equitable educational opportunities!

The Volunteer Program serves students and staff in St. Louis Park Public Schools in 4 Elementary schools, one Middle School, one High School and two Community Centers. Volunteers are uniquely positioned to work directly with students and staff to help bridge opportunity and education gaps so students can achieve academic success. The Volunteer Engagement VISTA will help assess, build, and sustain the Volunteer Program by recruiting, training and placing volunteers; creating partnerships in the community; and securing funding to sustain the program.

The Volunteer Engagement VISTA will work closely with the Adult Services Manager at the Lenox Community Center to assess and build capacity in the Volunteer Program. This will be accomplished by:

  • Placing Volunteers: Connecting with staff and students to identify needs; placing returning volunteers; and recruiting, training and placing new volunteers. 
  • Assess the past program to identify areas of growth, create partnerships, and develop manuals and handbooks to guide our work.
  • Research and apply for grants, identify in kind resources, and recommend future financial opportunities to sustain the Volunteer Program.
  • Attend meetings and professional development opportunities to learn about the St. Louis Park School District’s mission for Racial Equity Transformation. We believe that racial consciousness and cultural competence are essential to each person’s ability to be a catalyst for change.

Volunteer with St. Louis Park Public Schools!

We continue to follow health guidelines and COVID-19 guidance from Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), and the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC).  To view the St. Louis Park Public Schools Return to School Guide for 2021-22, click here.  We appreciate your support as we take steps to help address the health and safety of our community.

Nearly 200 community volunteers contributed over 5,100 hours to St. Louis Park Public Schools in the 2019-20 school year!  We truly appreciate their dedication and support of our students and staff, and the gift of their time and talents.  To see where and how our volunteers served throughout district, check out the Volunteer Program Annual Report for 2019-20.

All community volunteers in St. Louis Park Public Schools are placed through the district’s Community Education department.  There are assignments to fit a variety of interests and times. If you travel for work, vacation, or over the winter months, you can still volunteer!  Click on the links below to see volunteer opportunities or to complete the online application form.  All school volunteers are required to be familiar with School District Policies on Bullying Prohibition and Gender Inclusion.  Please keep in mind that opportunities currently listed are subject to change. 

School Volunteer Opportunities

New Volunteer Application

Policy 514:  Bullying Prohibition Policy

Policy 536:  Gender Inclusion Policy

Volunteer Engagement VISTA: Denise Tennen
952.928.6445 or tennen.denise@slpschools.org

Adult Programs Manager:  Angie Martinez Grande
952.928.6450 or martinezgrande.angela@slpschools.org

For the City of St. Louis Park Volunteer Program, click here or contact Laura Smith at lsmith@stlouispark.org or (952) 928-2847.