Volunteer Opportunities

There are a wide array of volunteer opportunities available in the city. Unless otherwise noted, please call 651-739-5086 to learn more about any of these amazing ways to serve your community!

  • Adopt-a-Drain Be a caretaker of a storm drain in the city.  Visit the Adopt-a-Drain website.
  • Adopt-a-Park Be a caretaker of one of the city’s parks. View the Adopt a Park Application (PDF).
  • Adopt-a-Wetland Be a caretaker of one of the city’s wetlands. View the Adopt a Wetland Application (PDF).
  • Advisory Board or Commission Serve your community as a member of the Economic Development Commission, Environmental Management Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, Planning Commission, or Tree Board.  Submit an Advisory Body Application.
  • Buckthorn Participate in an annual event to remove invasive buckthorn from a city park. 
  • Common Bond Help first to sixth grade students strengthen academic skills by volunteering to be a study buddy. Visit the Common Bond website.
  • Election Judge Be an integral part of the election process by working as an election judge. Hourly pay, shifts options, and training provided. To learn more, call 651-430-6175.
  • Food Shelf Volunteer at the Open Cupboard Food Shelf. Visit the CCEFS website.
  • Family Fun Flatables Participate in this fun annual event! Email Oakdale Recreation or call 651-747-3860.
  • Hands on Twin Cities To learn about volunteer opportunities in the metro area, visit the Hands On Twin Cities website.
  • Help at Your Door Help At Your Door volunteers provide grocery shopping and delivery, transportation, and home support services to seniors and individuals with disabilities. To learn more, visit the Store to Door website. 
  • Just Serve Just Serve offers an array of volunteer opportunities. To learn more, visit the Just Serve website.
  • Landscaping Plant trees, shrubs, flowers, and more in city parks. 
  • Neighborhood Watch Sign on to be the Block Captain for your Neighborhood Watch group. Learn more about Neighborhood Watch.
  • Park Clean Up Each spring, volunteers select a park to tidy up, and the city provides the trash bags and a Thank You gift! Email Oakdale Recreation or call 651-747-3860.
  • Speaker Series Do you have a hobby, topic, or interest you’re passionate about? Participate in the Outdoor Speaker Series. Email Oakdale Recreation or call 651-747-3860.
  • Summerfest Parade Be part of the festivities by assisting in the parade staging area. Email Summerfest Parade Coordinator or call 651-747-3866.