Job and Volunteer Opportunities
Job openings for Shorewood and many other government entities may also be found on the League of Minnesota Cities web site.
The Employment Application Form (available in PDF* format) may be downloaded or obtained at Shorewood City Hall, 5755 Country Club Road, Shorewood, MN 55331, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For Questions, Phone: 952-960-7900.
The City of Shorewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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There is one vacancy on the Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek Watershed District Board. Applications are due July 9.
The City of Shorewood is looking for residents age 18+ to serve on the city Park Commission. The positions are for a three year term beginning March 1 and are appointed to this volunteer service position by the city council. The Park Commission serves as an advisory commission to the council on issues regarding city parks. They meet once per month on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 pm at city hall. For more information or to express interest send an email or call city hall, 952.960.7900.
- Adopt a Garden
Volunteer gardeners are sought to assist with city gardens. If you would like to learn more, or find the location of one of the gardens, please contact the city at 952.960.7900. This is a great project for neighborhoods, community organizations, families and individuals.
- Arctic Fever
The Arctic Fever Committee is looking for volunteers to work at various locations and events during the Arctic Fever Winter Festival, January 17-19, 2014. For information or to volunteer contact email@example.com, or call the city at 952.960.7900.
- City Park and Planning Commissions:
The city accepts letters of interest from residents for volunteer service on its Park and Planning Commissions. Typically, there are openings at the beginning of the year, with interviews with the City Council during January-February. Occasionally, openings become available at other times of the year.
Both the Planning and Park Commissions act as an advisory board to the City Council, making recommendations on planning and zoning issues, or park and recreational needs of the city. The Planning Commission meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m., and the Park Commission meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Additional meetings are sometimes needed.
At various times of the year, the City of Shorewood seeks residents to represent the city on the board of various community organizations. These are volunteer appointments. Each representative is encouraged to provide a quarterly report to the City Council on the organization’s activities.
The Lake Minnetonka Conservation District (LMCD)
The LMCD reviews permits and licenses, such as special events, multiple docks and charter boats. The LMCD considers lake management issues, and other issues such as Eurasian Water milfoil and Zebra Mussels. Meetings are at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.
The Lake Minnetonka Communications Commission (LMCC)
The LMCC oversees the cable franchise and the local public access television studio. All meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month, with the full committee meeting quarterly and the executive committee meeting eight times per year.
- Excelsior Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce
Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber Welcome Center, various hours and days available, located in downtown Excelsior.
- The Minnetonka Community Education (MCE) Services Advisory Council
This advisory board is open to District #276 residents. This board advises, promotes and supports community education programs, services and budgets. The board meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month.
For any of the volunteer positions listed above, interested residents should send a letter to the city at 5755 Country Club Road, Shorewood, MN 55331, or fax to 952-474-0128, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. A resume may be included but is not required.
Other Community Organizations
Residents may find volunteer opportunities here:
- Minnehaha Creek Watershed District Citizens Advisory Committee
- Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District
- Hennepin County Boards
- Other Hennepin County Volunteer opportunities
- Tonka Serves