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City of Centerville
Festival of Lakes * Est. 1857

Community Volunteer Opportunities

Are you ready to give back to the community?  Centennial Lakes Police Department Reserve Program is looking for YOU!


Here are several examples of how fun and important the CLPD Reserve Program has been this past year.


Events that we provide assistance * Lion’s Ice Fishing Tournament * Police ride-alongs * Lexington Fire 5K Run * Cropwalk * Transporting persons/prisoners * Centerville Elementary Carnival * Fete des Lacs Events * Anoka County Fair * Paul Revere Election Judges * CERT scenario training * Safety Camp * Anoka County DWI Task Force * Night to Unite * Centerville Lions Haunted House


Trainings * Reserve Academy * CPR Training * AED Training * Use of Force Training * Cuffing, ASP and Pepper Spray * Skywarn Training * Transporting persons/prisoners * Animal transports * MPROA Reserve Conference * Anoka County Mapping * High Risk Traffic Stop/Approaches * Report Writing *   Problem Oriented Policing * Field Training * Scenario Based Decision Making * Radio Usage


If you have any questions please call 763-784-2501 or email us at  An application can be found at the Centennial Police Department Web Site.  Click here.


*Must be 18, a high school graduate, and have a clean criminal background.


Alexandra House

The Alexandra House's Mission Statement is to end domestic violence.  Interested in Volunteering?  Contact Alexandra House at 763-780-2332 or email for more information.  Click here for a registration form.  Click here for web site link.

Group Volunteer Opportunities are Welcome!

The Centerville Parks and Recreation Committee welcomes the opportunity to work with your group to design and implement volunteer activities within the Centerville community.

There is a wide range of group volunteer activities possible:

  • Spring cleanup of parks and trails
  • Adopt A Flowerbed 

We welcome new ideas or areas of special interest that your group might have.  We'd love to hear from you.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old unless volunteering as a team with an adult.

For more information, please call City Hall at 651-429-3232 or contact one of the Parks & Recreation Committee Members.

Volunteer Near Home

Eastern Anoka County Human Service Center
4175 Lovell Road, Suite 128
Lexington, MN

Flexible Scheduling

Fill in at the front desk

Help with book donations

Connect residents with community resources

For information call, 763-795-5732

Chain of Lakes YMCA - Y Partners

The YMCA helps people of all ages in our community by offering programs that build lives-spirit, mind and body.Y Partners is our annual support campaign that raises resources for financial scholarships for those in need.

The Chain of Lakes YMCA has continued to grow within the community and to create new partnerships, partnerships that are critical to a healthy organization and which enable us to continue to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities.

Preschool and Park Play days, Youth Programs, Community Family Nights, Day Camp, Fall Colors Run, Frozen 5 K, Parents Night Out, Y’s Start and Youth in Government are just some of the programs being offered. 

The Chain of Lakes YMCA has participated in collaborations with Centennial School District, Lino Lakes Park and Recreation, Forest Lakes Area Schools, Our Saviors Lutheran Church, St. Genevieve’s Catholic Church, the City of Centerville, the City of Circle Pines, the City of Lexington, Anoka County Human Services, Anoka County Parks, and Wargo Nature Center

Your gift to Y Partners makes a difference. Thank you for caring and for helping the YMCA to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities.

Chain of Lakes YMCA
c/o Northwest YMCA
3760 Lexington Ave N
Shoreview,MN 55126

Preserving Our History with the Anoka County Historical Society


Volunteer opportunities consist of:

  • Assisting with ghost and garden tours
  • Assisting patrons with gathering research information
  • Participating in community events (parades, luncheons, special costume events)
  • Assisting the staff with filing, making copies, mailings
  • Transcribing Oral Histories Around The County Project.

Interested in collecting the history of your community?  Join our Around the County Committee and represent your home town.


There are many opportunities available to express your talents and ideas.  Please contact Kimberly Bauer, Volunteer Coordinator at 763-421-0600 or email:

The Hugo Good Neighbors Food Shelf is always interested in individuals interested in volunteering.  Please contact them at:

1880 Main Street, Centerville, MN 55038 Phone: (651) 429-3232 Fax: (651) 429-8629