Volunteer with MN DNR this Spring!
DNR Volunteer Opportunities - Spring 2013
All of the newest DNR volunteer opportunities are NOW posted on our website! Check them out to see how YOU might get involved in the outdoors!
Minnesota Frog and Toad Calling Survey
Volunteer to participate in the Minnesota Frog and Toad Calling Survey (MFTCS), Minnesota's portion of the nation-wide program (North American Amphibian Monitoring Program). Participants will be assigned to pre-selected routes and asked to conduct nighttime "listening surveys" on three evenings per year between April and July.
Help is needed statewide, but especially in southwestern and northern Minnesota. Available route locations and other information can be found on our website.
Minnesota Loon Monitoring Program
Volunteers across the state are needed to track Minnesota's loon population. You will be assigned to a pre-selected lake to count the number of loons you see on one morning between June 28 and July 8, 2013.
Call or e-mail the following DNR Regional Nongame Wildlife staff to be assigned to a lake(s) in one of the listed counties:
Becker or Otter Tail Counties: Contact Sherry Wright, Bemidji, 218-308-2620, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cook, Lake, or Itasca Counties: Contact Sarah Verke, Grand Rapids, 218-999-7808, email@example.com
Aitkin or Crow Wing Counties: Contact Karen McLennan, Brainerd, 218-828-2605, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kandiyohi County: Contact Dorie Tess, New Ulm, 507-359-6036, email@example.com
Over 50 Campground Host Opportunities this Summer at a Minnesota State Park!
If you enjoy the great outdoors, scenic vistas, and the company of other campers, then consider volunteering to be a "live in" host for at least 4 weeks (one month) during the period of May to October at a Minnesota State Park campground.
A host's primary responsibility is to assist campers by answering questions and explaining campground rules in a cheerful and helpful manner. Campground Host volunteers should be familiar with state park campground rules, perform light maintenance work around the campground such as litter pickup, sweeping, stocking supplies in toilet buildings and making emergency minor repairs when possible. Hosts may be requested to assist in the naturalist program by posting and distributing schedules, publicizing programs or helping with programs. Volunteers will set an example by being model campers, practicing good housekeeping at all times in and around the host site, and by observing all rules.
Campground Host volunteers generally work independently. Volunteers are accountable to the park manager who will provide training and orientation for hosts and assist hosts throughout the season with any question or problems that may arise. Length of period, workdays and hours are established with the campground manager, but will generally include all weekends and holidays. Avid campers or RV'ers are encouraged to apply!
Read more about the Campground Host Program. Email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888- MINNDNR ( 888-646-6367) or in the Metro area call 651-259-5607.
To apply for any of these volunteer positions, fill out the Campground Host application and email it to email@example.com