Recycling Ambassador Volunteer Opportunities

After training is complete, ambassadors are expected to volunteer for at least 30 hours to apply their skills toward minimizing waste and educating others about waste reduction, recycling, and composting.

Recycling Ambassadors have the option to either create their own volunteer opportunities focused on waste reduction or participate in other community events listed below. Flexibility is provided to Recycling Ambassadors to choose opportunities that suit their interests.

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By tracking your volunteer time, you can maintain an official record of your progress towards fulfilling the 30-hour volunteer commitment and help us recognize the benefits of the Recycling Ambassador program.

Volunteer Opportunities

2024 Community Events

Event NameLocationDate/TimeActivity & DetailsContact
Recycle Saturdays
Ongoing throughout 2023
7850 Lake Dr, Lino LakesEvery 3rd Saturday of the Month. Excluding August.

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
(2) Ambassadors to assist with vehicle unloading and material sorting. 

(651) 982-2423

Linwood Recycling Center
Ongoing throughout 2023
22817 Typo Creek Drive, Stacy

12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Organize the reuse area and other materials around recycling center.

Promote organics recycling program to incoming customers.


Paul Deuth 
(651) 272-5102

City of Coon Rapids Ongoing 11/27/23-1/31/24

Coon Rapids Recycling Center
1827 111th Ave NW, Coon Rapids

Parking available outside of the gate.

Ongoing opportunity


11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Organize, log, weight and sign in inventory at the reuse room, and answer questions from residents.

The room will be heated and safety vests will be provided.

Colleen Sinclair 
(763) 767-6485

Coon Rapids Paper Shredding EventCoon Rapids Recycling Center
1827 111th Ave NW, Coon Rapids
February 3, 2024

8:30 a.m. - 12:115 p.m. 

Volunteers will assist residents with unloading paper from their cars and placing it in the recycling carts. Park outside the Recycling Center. Dress for the weather. Vests /raincoats will be provided.

Colleen Sinclair
(763) 767-6485

North Suburban Home Show


Saturday, March 9

8:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Educating residents at a boothContact: Sarah Morgan
Wargo Center Earth Day Event7701 Main St Lino LakesSaturday, April 20, 2024

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Waste Station Monitor, 4 volunteers needed. Please dress for the weather, this is an indoor and outdoor event. The event will be held rain or shine. Contact: Whitney Loher
Pop-Up Community Toy Store - Set upSpringbrook Nature Center, 100 85th Avenue NE, FridleyFriday, May 17, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Several volunteers are needed to sort, weigh, and set out for a pop-up community toy store as part of the Environmental Fun Fair. Timing is flexible.Contact: Rachel Workin

Pop-Up Community Toy Store
Springbrook Nature Center, 100 85th Avenue NE, Fridley
Saturday, May 18, 2024

10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
Volunteers needed in the toy store room, encouraging people to take toys, handing out fliers/answering questions about reuse opportunities in the community, and keeping the toys organized.

Contact: Rachel Workin

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Multifamily Recycling Program

Refer your apartment, condo or townhome to get recycling help. Recycling Ambassadors are needed to connect Anoka County with multifamily properties. The county can provide free recycling resources, such as recycling bins, labels, tote bags, and more, through the Anoka County Multifamily Recycling Program.

Contact Recycling & Resource Solutions at 763-324-3400 or  

Business Recycling Program

Refer your workplace or place of worship to get recycling help, start an organics (food waste) collection program or reduce waste. The county will work with you and the organization to plan and implement waste improvements. Free recycling resources include color-coded recycling bins, labels, employee training and more. Master Recyclers can help by being a project lead and specific improvements such as labeling bins.

Sign up online to get a free, onsite assessment and learn more about free resources or contact Recycling & Resource Solutions at 763-324-3400 or

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