There are many opportunities for volunteering in the City of Sartell.

If you have a program within the City and would like to have information on it posted here, please email us at

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Sartell Community Education

From early childhood classes to coffee and conversation for seniors, we believe everyone in the Sartell-St. Stephen community will find a class or group of interest in Community Education. For Volunteer opportunities please contact 320-258-7331.

Volunteer Gardeners

Volunteers are always needed to help take care of the smaller Sartell Gardens. If you’d like to volunteer your time and talents please call Sartell City Hall at 253-2171 or e-mail your name and phone number to


In the event of a fire emergency during the winter, could firefighters find the hydrant near your home? Or does it get buried under a snow pile? The city encourages residents to “adopt a fire hydrant’ near their home and keep snow shoveled away from it during the winter season. This will ensure hydrants are visible and will greatly speed the response time in case of an emergency. Please don’t let your neighborhood hydrant remain “under cover”.

There is no need to notify the city about a hydrant you have adopted, as this is an informal volunteer program. Your help is appreciated. If you need more information, please contact the Public Works Department at (320) 258-7339 or e-mail More information on the Adopt-a-Hydrant program can be found in the Public Works section of this web site.

Apple Duathlon

Are you interested in volunteering? The Apple Du is ran every year by about 100 volunteers. If it wasn’t for the awesome help from our volunteers the event wouldn’t be able to happen.

The Apple Duathlon is  managed by a local nonprofit called Active Central MN.   All of the events that ACM supports have a need for volunteers.  For over 10 years these great events have hired athletic teams, church groups, non-profits, and all sorts of charities to “volunteer” and raise money for their cause by helping at the events. Volunteer groups earn $25 per person per event. To date, we are proud to say that well over $250,000 has been donated to those various groups over the years!

There are various activities to volunteer for depending on the race, which include the following.

  • Registration & Check In
  • Set up and tear down
  • Handing out racers materials
  • Staffing designated points along the course for traffic control, safety, & direction.
  • Lifeguards
  • Boating/ water support at the triathlons

With your help, you will aid in making this year’s events a great success!

Attention Students: This is a great opportunity to fulfill your Service-Learning hours. Helping at these events can surely enrich your learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen our community. Our Race Coordinators will sign documents or e-mail instructors to make sure you get credit for your hours served.

If you have any questions about volunteering please email Larry Stacke at

Thank you in advance for your willingness to volunteer!