Volunteerism and Internships at Merrick

Volunteer Positions at Merrick Community Services: 

  • Please complete the Volunteer Application online or download and submit a Volunteer Application (PDF) in person. 
  • If there is a volunteer position that you are interested in, but may not be listed below, please contact Lauren Rimestad at 651-771-9339 x1014 or by email at lrimestad@merrickcs.org.


Looking to meet new people or better understand the complex problems facing our community? Have a knack for playing with kids or chatting with seniors? Volunteer!

Meals on Wheels

Help keep seniors independent in their own homes! Deliver meals once a week or once a month, on your own timeline, alone or with a friend! Delivery usually takes less than an hour. We'll accommodate your schedule to be convenient for you, but you have to provide your own car.

We are especially looking for volunteers to assist us at our mobile food shelves and the food shelf at Woodland Hills Church. Work as a shopper, stockers, or greeter.

Youth Services

Mentor a child in your community. MCS provides year-round programs for youth ages 5-17. Want more information? Contact our Youth program staff at 651-771-9339, and we'll help you find your place!
Interested? Contact Lauren Rimestad at 651-771-9339 x1014 or by email at lrimestad@merrickcs.org.


Need Service Hours? Boy and Girl Scouts, church confirmation requirements, and school service requirements can all be accommodated through the many volunteer opportunities at MCS!

Merrick Community Services would love to help your work site or school volunteer in the Eastside community.
Call to set up a one-day or long-term volunteer commitment. 

Some group opportunities include:

Flexible schedules are available October - December.
Interested? Contact Lauren Rimestad at 651-771-9339x1014  or by email at lrimestad@merrickcs.org 

Build your resume, make professional connections, and gain real-world experience while working and serving with your Saint Paul neighbors.  Merrick Community Services (MCS) has internships available for interested college students throughout the school year and summer months. MCS internships provide students with valuable experiences and opportunities to work in the nonprofit sector. Students are assigned real work responsibilities - from programming and research to marketing, communications and administration. Several internship models are available.

Applicants will be requested to send a cover letter, resume and completed internship application once they have contacted our office. We look forward to your call! 

 Interested? Contact Lauren Rimestad at 651-771-9339 x1014 or by email at lrimestad@merrickcs.org 

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