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Volunteer Opportunities on Committee, Board or Commission Vacancies

Bonnie Jackelen, Chief Clerk
Ramsey County Board of Commissioners
15 W. Kellogg Blvd. #250 Telephone: (651) 266-8014
St. Paul, Minnesota 55102 FAX: (651) 266-8039

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October 10, 2014

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE provides participation for the planning process of the County’s Capital Improvement Program.  The members advise the County Board in setting priorities on proposed capital expenditures within Ramsey County.  Applicants are being sought specifically for District 4 on this district-specific committee.

EXTENSION COMMITTEE members encourage individuals and organizations to make the best use of University of Minnesota Extension resources, which include research and programming in the areas of horticulture and gardening, positive youth development and 4-H, family resource management, nutrition education, family development and community leadership and economic development.

LIBRARY BOARD is responsible for governing the suburban library system with branches in Maplewood, Mounds View, New Brighton, North St. Paul, Roseville, Shoreview, and White Bear Lake; ensuring that the libraries are responsive to the needs of the community; ensuring financial resources to accomplish the strategic plan; and setting library policy.   (Applicants must be residents of suburban Ramsey County.)

RAMSEY-WASHINGTON METRO WATERSHED DISTRICT members must be voting residents of the watershed district (North St. Paul, Maplewood, Little Canada, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake, Gem Lake, and parts of Roseville, St. Paul and Shoreview), and may not be a public officer of the County, State, or Federal government, except a soil and water district supervisor may serve as a manager.  Members generally manage the water and related resources in a watershed.  Individuals are being sought for two three-year term positions.

RICE CREEK WATERSHED DISTRICT board members must be voting residents of Ramsey County and the watershed district, and may not be public officers of county, state or federal governments, except that Soil and Water District supervisors may serve as managers.  The Rice Creek Watershed District includes portions of Arden Hills, Blaine, Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Mounds View, New Brighton, Roseville, St. Anthony, Shoreview, Spring Lake Park, White Bear Lake and the Town of White Bear.

Questions?  For detailed information on these committees, call 651.266.8001.  You can now apply online through our secured application system.  It’s easy and fast.  In most cases we will contact you via email reply after we review your application and volunteer interests.  You can use the same online form to apply for an unpaid internship too.

NOTE: We recommend that you first read through the application questions and assemble your information before beginning.  You may want to draft any text field answers in a word processing program and copy/paste your answers into the spaces provided.  Please note that once you submit your application, you will not be able to access it or change it.  You should PRINT a copy of your application for your own records prior to submitting it if you want to keep your own copy.  Applicants who are under age 18 will need to have a parent or guardian complete a consent form.  This form will be given to you by the volunteer screener if we contact you  for an interview.

Apply Now Online!

If you prefer to apply using our paper application form, just download this form using the link below, complete the form and return it to the volunteer coordinator contact address listed on this page.

Ramsey County Volunteer Application paper form (PDF)

COMMUNITY HUMAN SERVICES CITIZENS ADVISORY COUNCIL (CAC) members serve on one of seven committees, to shape policy, and share their knowledge and opinions with the Ramsey County Board. The seven committees, each representing a different population served by the Department are:  Adult Services, Chemical Health, Children’s Services, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Low Income, Adult Mental Health, and Children’s Mental Health.

Click on one of the following application forms for the CAC Committees.  For more detailed information, call 651.266.4423

Application for Volunteer Membership (PDF)

WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD (WIB) is a committee of individuals (representing business, education, economic development, labor, community-based organizations, and others) appointed by the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners and the Mayor of the City of St. Paul.  In partnership with the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners, the WIB provides broad community leadership in all areas of workforce development, including development of a comprehensive countywide strategy to meet the community’s workforce development needs under the Federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998.  Applicants should be Ramsey County residents. Terms are staggered.

Applications for the WIB and Youth Council are available by calling 651.779.5653 or

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Ramsey County