Dakota County General Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

Citizen Advisory Committees - Advisory Committees: Citizen Advisory Committees

Dakota County advisory committees support county government by involving residents in the decision-making process, meeting requirements of state law, helping to define community norms and standards, providing technical expertise, serving as advocates, offering feedback, and reflecting the diverse interests of county clients and residents.

The Dakota County Board of Commissioners appoints members to nine advisory committees.

Youth membership

The Library Advisory Committee and Public Art Advisory Committee each have two youth members. Find out more.

Apply for Opioid Response Advisory Committee

The Opioid Response Advisory Committee supports the development of a comprehensive and effective countywide response to the opioid crisis. Go to the Opioid Response Advisory Committee page to find out more and apply. 

Apply for other committees

  1. Complete an​Open Appointment Application within Ad​obe Pro​. 
  2. Sign the application.
  3. Send the application form to:

Administrative Coordinator to the Board
Administration Center
1590 Highway 55
Hastings, MN  55033-2343
Email: board@co.dakota.mn.us  ​
Fax: 651-438-4405

You may apply at any time. While most appointments are made in January, mid-year vacancies occasionally require appointments at other times of the year. Your application will be kept on file for one year.

Member policy

Appointees cannot miss three consecutive meetings or 50 percent of the meetings during any consecutive 12-month period. For more information of committee policies, see the ​Advisory Committee Membership Policy.

Qualifications Required

  • Accepted Data Privacy Notice - Tennessen Notice Must be Yes
  • Signed Volunteer Waiver Must be at least Yes

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - All Day
  • Tuesday - All Day
  • Wednesday - All Day
  • Thursday - All Day
  • Friday - All Day
  • Saturday - All Day
  • Sunday - All Day