Volunteer, Job Opportunities and Internships

 Merrick Community Services is hiring quality people to fill key positions that are currently open:

Part Time Youth Worker Position

This position is responsible for planning, implementing and staffing academic, creative, life skills and recreational activities for youth residing in East St. Paul.  This person coordinates activities in partnership with other youth and program staff to create high quality, meaningful, and enriched opportunities with atmosphere of respect, consideration, leadership, and achievement.  This person is a member of MCS' youth and family services team.  Please follow the link for more information.  Youth Worker Position  To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to HR@merrickcs.org

Snow Shovelers/Independent Contractors

Merrick Community Services is seeking individuals to shovel senior residences in the Mac-Groveland, Highland, and Eastside neighborhoods of St. Paul. Persons must have dependable transportation with a valid drivers license and insurance. Applicants with snow removal equipment and a clean criminal history preferred. Contractors will be paid $11.50 per hour plus equipment use reimbursement. For more information, please call 651-771-6325.

NTERNSHIP POSITIONS OPEN: Youth Development Intern (2 positions)  Open until filled. 

 See file at bottom of page for full description.



On June 6, 2013, over 150 individuals attended our Volunteer Recognition Event! We are grateful for the many dedicated and passionate volunteers who freely give of their time and talent in support of Merrick's Mission. We couldn't do this without you! 

Several Volunteer opportunities exist at Merrick Community Services. Please see list of positions and programs below.

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?  The first step is to complete the
Volunteer Application online or download and submit a Volunteer Application (PDF) in person.   GROUPS are ALWAYS WELCOMED!
If there is a volunteer position that you are interested in, but may not be listed,   please contact Angela Rankin at 651-771-9339 or by email at arankin@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! 

We are especially looking for volunteers to assist us at our new food shelf. Work as a shopper, stockers, or greeter.

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.

 Help with Kids Cafe, homework help, or work on structured activities. Monday - Friday, 3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Both individuals and small group support are encouraged!

Other 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 Angela Rankin at 651-771-9339 or by email at arankin@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:

  • Holiday Sharing phone bank
    or collect and distribute toys and food baskets
  • Staff our phone bank
  • Administrative assistance
Flexible schedules are available October - December.
Interested? Contact Angela Rankin at 651-771-9339 or by email at arankin@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 Angela Rankin at 651-771-9339 or by email at arankin@merrickcs.org 

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