Volunteer Opportunities

     Somewhere out there are people who have spare time and are looking for ways to make a difference.  If you live in Minnesota or are planning a trip to Minnesota then you may want to check out what the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has available for volunteer opportunities.

     The Minnesota DNR offers many projects in all areas of the state throughout the year.  Volunteers can monitor streams, lakes, frogs, loons and much more.  State Parks offer opportunities to help work on trails, plant trees and build picnic tables to name a few.

     If you have the time and the energy and want to help the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources then check out the information below.  If you would rather come up to Voyageur and work on a trail, build a shed or plant a tree then give us a call, we’d love to have you as our guest and have plenty of work to be done..

"Working with people to manage Minnesota’s natural resources"

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) volunteer opportunities are listed by geographic location or by specific programs. (Check the links to the right.) "Statewide opportunities" indicate jobs that either are scattered throughout the state or that you can do regardless of where you live.

These listings do not include all DNR volunteer opportunities — just those DNR staff have requested be advertised. If a volunteer opportunity is not listed for your area, contact your local DNR office to inquire about available volunteer positions. To find your local office, call 1-888-646-6367 for DNR directory assistance, or check the online office locator

Subscribe to DNR volunteering CyberNews services and be the first to receive news and updates on DNR volunteering opportunities. Go to the CyberNews Service page and under the "subscribe" section, check the box by "Volunteering news." Type in your e-mail address, click on the "subscribe" button, and you’re done! You will receive notices of new seasonal volunteer positions four times a year plus an occasional volunteer news item.