Volunteering with Union Park
Volunteering in your neighborhood is a great way to give back, connect with neighbors, and build community.
Our board and committees are made up entirely of volunteers. And we welcome volunteers to help with events, reach out to neighbors through flyering and surveys, and provide support and talent in other ways. In fact, many of the beautiful photographs on our website were taken by James Ebert, a community volunteer.
We'd love to talk to you about opportunities that match your skills and interests, so please contact us!
Want to get involved? Fill out the UPDC Volunteer Interest Form, and a staff or board member will follow up to help you find an opportunity that works for you.
Current UPDC Volunteer Opportunities
Here are some upcoming ways you can help:
Help flyer the neighborhood to raise awareness for our upcoming events
Donate to Union Park District Council
We are a neighborhood-based non-profit organization. Our job is to represent the views of our member neighborhoods—Merriam Park, Snelling Hamline, and Lexington-Hamline--to the City of Saint Paul. We are your advocate at city hall.
For every dollar spent on any given District Council in Saint Paul the neighborhoods across the city are provided with $3 of services. This is an incredible return on investment.
The Union Park District Council does all this with a small staff of two employees, working on an even smaller budget. The City of Saint Paul only provides 41% of our funding, the rest of our funding relies on grants, institutional support and donations from people like you.
We ask your contribution to assist us with our work. The council runs largely on volunteer labor, and we make each dollar go a long way. Help us keep our neighborhoods great places to live, work, and play.