201 4th Street SE, Room 108
Rochester, MN 55904
Our volunteer opportunities range from activities that can be completed in one day or extended to a year-round commitment. Some activities take place at your home, while others are held in the Rochester community.
One week every April, thousands of volunteers work together across Rochester to scour ditches, parks, waterways and boulevards to pick up tons of trash! Check out the event website to learn how you can help make Rochester A Litter Bit Better! this year.
One of the best ways to volunteer is to adopt-a-spot! You can choose from a variety of spots through a few programs. Once you've adopted your spot(s) then follow the instructions to keep that area clean and take care of it. Make sure you report your efforts! Below are the types of 'spots' available for adoption for you, your family, your neighborhood, your business, etc.
Storm Drain Marking (web page under construction: email Stephanie with inquiries)
You can help prevent illicit discharges to the storm sewer by volunteering to mark storm drains. Rochester Stormwater Management will provide volunteers with a map of storm drains in the chosen neighborhood, plastic "Only Rain Down the Storm Drain" decals, tubes of adhesive and safety gear (vests and cones).
Master Water Stewards is a program that certifies and supports community leaders to install pollution prevention projects that educate community members, reduce pollutants from stormwater runoff, and allow more water to soak into the ground before running into storm sewer systems.
Stormwater pollution takes many forms and is one of the major threats to water quality in the United States. We all have the opportunity to make minor behavior changes that will result in less pollution of our valuable water resources.