Volunteering in Fridley

Volunteering in Fridley provides the opportunity for community members and groups to make a difference and take pride in Fridley! Becoming a volunteer is a great way to share your knowledge, skills, and expertise with the community while also learning new skills and building relationships with your neighbors and fellow community members.

Explore our volunteer webpage to learn more information about volunteer opportunities at the City of Fridley as well opportunities in the surrounding Anoka County communities. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities through the community, with the City, and in your neighborhood. Volunteers can volunteer at a one-time program or event, or find an ongoing opportunity that fits their schedule and interests. Some volunteers opportunities are better suited for individual volunteers while others are better for groups of volunteers.

We invite you to start your volunteering journey around the Fridley community!


  1. Alyssa Kruzel

    Alyssa Kruzel

    Community Engagement Specialist
    Phone: 763-572-3579

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Volunteer in your Neighborhood!

Adopt-A-Park

The City of Fridley is looking for community members, organizations, and businesses to adopt Fridley parks! Community members and groups will work alongside City of Fridley Park and Recreation staff to help keep our city parks clean and beautiful. Learn more by visiting FridleyMN.gov/AdoptAPark.

Adopt-A-Drain

Help protect the water quality of Fridley's waterways by joining the metro-wide Adopt-A-Drain program! Volunteers will keep their adopted storm drain clear of trash, leaves, and other debris to prevent pollutants from entering the storm sewer system and downstream waterbodies. Individuals and groups are invited to apply. See available adoptable drains and sign up by visiting Adopt-A-Drain.org. Fun drain names encouraged!

Adopt-A-Hydrant

The City of Fridley is looking for residents for the Adopt-A-Hydrant program! Residents will be responsible for maintaining the area around hydrants in the winter months by shoveling and removing snow, helping with upkeep of any vegetation during the rest of the year, and reporting any safety hazards or concerns to city staff. Learn more by visiting FridleyMN.gov/AdoptAHydrant.

Adopt-A-Highway

Help pick up litter along Minnesota's state highways through the Minnesota Department of Transportation's Adopt-A-Highway program. Residents and community groups adopt a highway by picking up litter on both sides of a road at least two times per year for at least two years. Learn more by visiting www.dot.state.mn.us/adopt/.

Neighborhood Watch & Block Captains

Fridley's Public Safety Department is continually recruiting residents to be block captains for the Neighborhood Watch program. Learn more about Neighborhood Watch. Contact Courtney Miller, Crime Prevention Specialist, by email or phone at 763-572-3626 to learn more and how to get involved. 

Volunteer with the City of Fridley!

Parks and Recreation Programs & Events

Community members interested in volunteering with Park and Recreation Programs & Events can contact the Recreation Division by email or by phone at 763-572-3570 to learn more about volunteer opportunities and how to get involved. 

Springbrook Nature Center

Community members interested in volunteering with the nature center can contact Springbrook staff at 763-572-3588 or by visiting SpringbrookNatureCenter.org to learn more about volunteer opportunities and how to get involved. 

Public Safety Crime Prevention Programs & Event

Community members interested in volunteering with Public Safety for Crime Prevention Programs & Events can contact Courtney Miller, Crime Prevention Specialist, by email or phone at 763-572-3626 to learn about volunteer opportunities and how to get involved. 

City Commissions

The City of Fridley has five commissions—Charter, Planning, Environmental Quality and Energy, Parks and Recreation, and Housing and Redevelopment Authority. City Commissions help advise the City Council on important aspects of the city. Learn more about City Commissions. Residents interested in City Commissions can contact Roberta Collins in the City Manager's Office by email or phone at 763-572-3500 to learn about commission vacancies, duties and responsibilities, and how to apply. 

Election Judges

The City is continually recruiting election judges to serve during elections. These are paid positions and training is provided. Learn more about Election Judges. Community members interested in becoming an elections judge can reach out to Melissa Moore, Administrative Services Coordinator & Deputy City Clerk, by email or phone at 763-572-3523 to learn more and how to get involved.

Volunteer in the Fridley Community!

There are many additional volunteer opportunities in the Fridley and Anoka County communities that are looking for volunteers. Fridley staff have created a running list of community organizations in Fridley and Anoka County that have volunteer opportunities. You can use the Fridley Volunteer Opportunities List and Volunteer Opportunities Map to explore volunteer opportunities in the Fridley and Anoka County communities such as volunteer categories and types of volunteer opportunities. Additional organizations and opportunities are being added to the list frequently, so come back often to check out new volunteer opportunities in the community.

If you would like your community organization's volunteer opportunities considered for this list, please complete this form for consideration. 

Check out Fridley Volunteer Opportunities List and Volunteer Opportunities Map to learn more about the following volunteer opportunities below such as volunteer categories and types of volunteer opportunities.

Organization NameOrganization Phone
Organization Website
Anoka Conservation District763-434-2030www.anokaswcd.org/educational/volunteer-with-acd.html
Anoka County Community Action Program  
763-783-4745
accap.org
Anoka County Master Gardeners763-324-3495
anokamastergardeners.org
City of Fridley
763-571-3450
www.fridleymn.gov/volunteer
Coon Creek Watershed District
763-755-0975
www.cooncreekwd.org
Mediation and Restorative Services
763-422-8878
https://www.mediationservice.org
Mississippi Park Connection and the National Park Service
651-291-9119parkconnection.org/volunteer
Southern Anoka Community Assistance Food Shelf and Thrift Store
763-706-3976
sacafoodshelf.org
Springbrook Nature Center

763-572-3588www.springbrooknaturecenter.org