The City of Savage has many volunteer opportunities available for organizations and residents of all ages. Below is a partial listing of opportunities available. If you are interested in volunteering, please call the contact person at their listed phone number.
Those interested in volunteering for the following community service opportunities are asked to please complete a Community Service Application.
PARKS AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Many opportunities relating to the City's parks and natural resources:
MCCOLL POND ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER
There are a many volunteer opportunities available at the McColl Pond Environmental Learning Center.
SAVAGE CABLE TELEVISION
Assistance is sought with the television production of various community events in Savage such as Dan Patch Days, WinterFest and Arbor Day.
Contact: Jeff Renner, Video Production Coordinator, at 952.882.2662
VOLUNTEERS IN POLICING SERVICES
Savage residents who wish to serve their communities and experience the inner workings of a police department can join the Savage Volunteers in Policing Services (VIPS) program. Qualified volunteers will be assigned specific tasks and duties that can create efficiencies for the Savage Police Department which will help improve services to the community. The VIPS program has been designed to be a fun learning experience for both volunteers and staff.
Please note, the Community Service Application is not required for this volunteer opportunity as the Police Department has a different form for volunteers to complete.
Contact: Savage Police Department at 952.882.2600
SAVAGE ARTS COUNCIL
Volunteer Positions: Event Helpers, Committee Members, Board Members
Based on your schedule, you can chip in a few hours during a single event, be a resource for a particular skill you have, participate on a program committee, and/or attend monthly board meetings.
FRIENDS OF MCCOLL POND
Volunteer Positions: Event Helpers and Committee Members
The Friends of McColl Pond was formed to promote public awareness and appreciation of the Environmental Learning Center (ELC) at McColl Pond, through the creation of environmental, educational, and interpretive programs that benefit citizens of all ages and abilities. New members and volunteers are always welcome.
The City has four advisory commissions that review proposals and make recommendations to the Savage City Council. Time commitments vary. A selection process occurs every January.
The City of Savage annually works with Eagle Scout candidates on projects necessary to achieve the most prestigious rank for a Scout. Past projects have included the following:
The City has many divisions that could benefit from an Eagle Scout volunteer project. Staff also may be able to suggest projects that could meet the project criteria. Ideas include:
Scout who wish to work with the City on their project are asked to complete a Scout Service Application. Staff will review the project idea and contact the Scout with any questions. The project idea will be presented to the Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Commission for feedback/consideration. Once approved, the Scout will work with staff to complete the project, keeping staff informed of the project's progress.