Group Volunteer Opportunities at Merrick Community Services:

Please see descriptions of all of the Group Volunteering opportunities below and then have the group leader/main contact person fill out the Group Volunteer Application online. When the group leader/main contact person fills out the application they will select a name for the group. Then each member of the group will need to fill out the Group Volunteers Contact Information form online.


Spring/Fall Yard Clean-Up: Volunteer groups of can sign up to complete a few hours of outdoor work, helping to clean up the yards of homebound seniors on the East Side of Saint Paul. Merrick will supply rakes, bags, some tools, and will arrange the pickup of compost. Volunteers will be provided with location information and participant yard needs. These efforts allow seniors to save their precious financial resources for other needs, and also put a smile on their faces. Youth groups, employee teams, friends, and church groups enjoy taking on these projects. If interested, please contact us in February for Spring and August for Fall volunteer opportunities.

Special Events: Looking for a one time event to volunteer? Merrick holds two large special events each year where we seek over 100 volunteers to make these successful events. Our Backpack Distribution is typically held the third week in August, and our Holiday Share Toy Distribution is held the week prior to Christmas. These events are great opportunities to interact with Merrick participants in a fun atmosphere. Information about these events and volunteering are up on our website one month prior to event date.

If there is a volunteer position that is not listed above or if you have questions, please contact Amy Votel at 651-348-6568 or at