Volunteer Spotlight: Shelley and Joe O’Brien

Our favorite type of people – volunteers!

Volunteers enhance our outreach to the community. This month we thank Shelley and Joe O’Brien for their volunteer contributions.

Why they volunteer

Joe retired in 2016 and Shelley retired in 2017. They decided volunteering was the perfect next step for them. They have lived in Roseville for 30+ years and raised their two boys here, and Roseville has been (and continues to be) a great place to live, to play and to raise a family. It was time for them to give back.
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Shelley and Joe enjoy meeting the people who participate in community events. They appreciate getting to know employees, volunteers and sponsors who make the City of Roseville and all its parts work so well, making Roseville one of the premier cities in Minnesota.

How long they have volunteered for Roseville

Joe and Shelley have volunteered for the past two and a half years. Shelley said Roseville’s wonderful and robust volunteer program was a perfect fit for them and that Volunteer Coordinator Rachel Boggs is the best.

Types of volunteering

Shelley volunteers at HANC, working at the front desk and helping at Earth Day, Tapping Time, Wild Rice Festival, Halloween Spook-tacular and the Holiday Craft Fair. She also volunteers at Cookies and Cocoa with Kris Kringle and occasionally volunteers for the Natural Resources Renewal program. Joe volunteers for the Citizen Park Patrol and the Natural Resources Renewal program.

Shelley and Joe volunteer together for such activities as Flower Power, the Tapped and Uncorked fundraiser and the Run and Roll for the Roses.

Because they volunteer

Thanks to volunteers like Shelley and Joe, Roseville is able to offer a variety of free and low cost programs and a diverse array of fun activities for every interest and age group.