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    The SPPS Facilities Department graciously welcomes volunteers to lend their talents to our school buildings.

    Entrusted by Board policy to create a durable, safe, and welcoming environment, the Facilities Department seeks to channel volunteer efforts that have great impact on our schools while limiting liability for both the volunteer and the District. While we would like to accommodate all volunteer requests, there are unfortunately some the District cannot accept.




    Volunteer Opportunities

    The Facilities Department invites individuals seeking volunteer opportunities to take part in the following activities:

    • Site-based beautification activities, such as flower planting and gardening
    • Assembly of approved, manufactured furniture
    • Joint efforts led by organizations that have previous experience working on public sector projects and have the necessary supervision and liability coverage
    • Painting:
      • Murals:
        • Location selection and preparations are guided by Facilities Dept.
        • All exterior murals are subject to City of Saint Paul ordinance and are to be constructed with removable panels
        • All interior murals must have walls prepped by Facilities Dept. and paint selection must be consistent with District standards
      • General painting:
        • The proposed project must be approved by Facilities Dept.
        • Walls must be prepped by Facilities Dept. and paint selection must be consistent with District standards



    In support of volunteer efforts, the Facilities Department will supply the following:

    • Limited landscaping supplies, such as mulch and black dirt
    • Technical experience and plan review
    • Painting preparation
    • Limited project management

    Black Dirt


    Professional Work

    Out of respect for creating safe environments, we request that the following work be handled exclusively by professionals:

  • If there is a facilities-related volunteer project that you are interested in executing at a SPPS site, please contact the Facilities Department at 651.744.1800 or