MOUNDS VIEW VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) is an alliance of individuals and networks dedicated to providing support and resources to those who lead volunteers. On September 8, 2014, the City was awarded a grant from MAVA, in the amount of $2,000, to start the process in establishing a City Volunteer Program. By sharing your time and talent, you can help make Mounds View be the most livable city in America. Regardless of age, ability, or time constraints, you can make a difference. The City is excited to offer a variety of volunteer opportunities to support the Mounds View community. Are you looking for a 1 day event? How about a long term opportunity? Do you want to work outside? Maybe you have excellent organizational skills? We may just have the right fit for you! For further information on this program, please contact Mounds View City Hall at 763-717-4000, or you may refer to the Mounds View Volunteer Application
The Spring Lake Park - Blaine - Mounds View Fire Department is seeking volunteers. If you are over 18 years of age and feel this calling is for you, please contact Maddison Zikmund at firstname.lastname@example.org or 763-786-4436.
MASTER WATER STEWARDS
Rice Creek Watershed District is seeking volunteers committed to water resource protection and driven to make a difference using their time and talents to support community outreach initiatives and clean water projects. We are launching a new program called Master Water Stewards in 2016 and we need your help to spread the word about this exciting opportunity to leaders in your community. Master Water Stewards was created by Freshwater Society and successfully piloted in the west metro over the last three years. We are especially excited about the innovative education campaigns and projects this program has resulted in to-date.
The program is modeled after Master Gardeners with Stewards receiving significant training and support from District staff and local experts to complete a capstone project in the first year. In year two, 50 volunteer hours are required, decreasing to 25 hours annually after that. Do you have colleagues, volunteers, board or council members, friends, or others who live in RCWD that you think would be interested in Master Water Stewards? If so, please share the information about the program with them. Classes will be held every other Tuesday evening from 6-8 pm between January 19 and July 12, 2016, and the cost is $200 (scholarships available). A flier is posted below, and an information session for prospective Stewards is planned for Tuesday, October 27, 6:30-7:30 pm at Roseville City Hall. For more information, please contact Jessica Bromelkamp, Education, Outreach & Communication Coordinator at Rice Creek Watershed District at 763-398-3073
TOMORROW'S CIVIC LEADERS (TCL) PROGRAM
Mission: To increase knowledge and understanding of the critical importance of “Civic Engagement” needed to ensure a successful democratic republic.
Purpose: The City of Mounds View recognizes the ultimate success of a republic does not reside in the simple act of voting, rather it is in an engaged citizenry that understands the true cost of the liberty and freedoms we are so fortunate to enjoy. In short, democracy is hard work, it is not enough to just vote; one must become informed about the issues, informed about civic duty, and engage in governmental processes. The TCL program is specifically created and designed to provide our future leaders multiple opportunities to explore, understand, and engage in our republic.