Volunteer Shoveling Network

Volunteers Needed!

Help your neighbors age in place while also keeping Greater Longfellow sidewalks safe for pedestrians! 

The Longfellow Community Council (LCC) is interested in creating a volunteer shoveling network to help seniors and people with disabilities in the Greater Longfellow area who are unable to keep up with the Minnesota winter on their own. LCC would work to connect volunteers with neighbors that request assistance based on proximity, who would then work out an arrangement independently.

If you are interested or have questions, please fill out the form linked below or email LCC Program Manager Justin Gaarder at: justin@longfellow.org

Sign-up Form: https://forms.gle/B117insMiXaZnDey9

*Please note that this is an informal volunteer network and LCC takes no responsibility or liability for any accidents, injuries or property damage volunteers or homeowners/renters may experience.  LCC is not responsible or liable for volunteers or homeowners/renters who voluntarily and knowingly subject themselves to certain risks while performing or receiving volunteer services. LCC’s role in this process is solely to facilitate the initial connection.

Longfellow Rebuilding Plan – Project Steering Committee Application

The Longfellow Community Council (LCC) is in search of residents, business and commercial property owners and community organization representatives interested in joining a Project Steering Committee (PSC) to help lead the process of creating a rebuild plan for the area affected by the unrest that followed the tragic death of George Floyd.

We hope to assemble a PSC made up of members with a diverse range of viewpoints and skills in order to create a new vision for equitable, sustainable and resilient redevelopment while enhancing public spaces; preserving key community assets; and rebuilding civic, commercial and residential places for the coming years. Desirable skillsets include, but are not limited to:

  • Racial Equity Work
  • Urban Planning & Development
  • Community & Economic Development
  • Small Business Ownership & Management
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Architecture & Design

Time Commitment: Each Steering Committee Meeting will be 2 hours.  You will need to read documents in advance of the meeting which will require additional time from you.  There will be six (6) total committee meetings.

You will also be asked to dedicate 8-12 hours of time over six (6) months to plan for and participate in community engagement activities and plan preparation. We recognize that not all members will be able to make the full commitment, but you will automatically resign from the Steering Committee after 3 absences.

Interested? Click here to fill out a brief application.

Applications are due by September 14th.

If you have questions about the PSC or the Longfellow Rebuilding Plan, please contact LCC Program Manager Justin Gaarder at: justin@longfellow.org