Get Involved!

Scott County is a wonderful place to live, work, raise a family, and get involved with the community! We're always very proud of the hundreds of residents who dedicate their time and talents to make others' lives better. If you're interested in serving, there are many options for you to choose from. 

Citizen Advisory Boards and Commissions

Scott County residents also serve on a number of Boards and Committees that help advise the County leadership on programs, services, recommendations, and budgets, among other things. 

Scott County Volunteer Program

The mission of the Scott County Volunteer Program is to provide opportunities for community members to share their skills in order to enhance the variety and quality of services delivered by Scott County. Scott County has developed a system for the recruitment and training of volunteers to assist the needs of many of its citizens by:

  • Connecting volunteers with opportunities to serve. 
  • Building the capacity for effective local volunteering. 
  • Promoting the value of community service.
  • Developing strategic initiatives to mobilize volunteers to meet local community needs.

Interested in learning more? Use our online application tool to submit a volunteer application. Your application is then reviewed and passes through a standard approval process. Once approved, you'll be able to browse available opportunities, claim shifts, and more. 

Internships with Scott County

Internship opportunities are processed through the Scott County Volunteer office. If you would like to apply, please contact Cara Madsen at cmadsen@co.scott.mn.us for more information.  

Speak Up, Scott County!

Do you just want to weigh in on a community topic? Give your thoughts about a new or emerging public issue? Check our virtual town hall site, Speak Up, Scott County. Read about a topic, see what others are saying, and add your thoughts.

Volunteering in Scott County

2019 Recognition:  Sheriff's Reserve Officer Mike Fatland
2019 Award Mike Fatland Sheriff Reserve
2019 Pet Shelter Volunteers
2019 Pet Shelter volunteers
2019 SmartLink Transit Volunteer Drivers
2019 SmartLink Volunteer Drivers
2019 Mounted Patrol Volunteers
2019 Mounted Patrol Volunteers
2019 Volunteer Picnic 
2019 Volunteer Picnic
2016 National MRC Public Health Volunteer Award
2016 National MRC Public Health Volunteer award