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Girl and duckThe volunteer program is an active and important part of the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center. Each year, volunteers contribute thousands of hours to various projects both at the center and throughout the Fergus Falls Wetland Management District'sfive-county area. The program includes people with diverse talents who enjoy nature and want to make a difference in their community. Volunteer projects vary according to the needs of the District and the interests of individual volunteers.

Who Can Volunteer?

Anyone can volunteer for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. There are no age limits, but volunteers under age 18 must have a signed Parental Approval Form (available from the Volunteer Coordinator). 

What Can Volunteers Do?

Volunteers are involved in a wide variety of activities. Time commitments of individual volunteers vary from a few hours a month to weekly service. Contact the District for a listing of current volunteer positions. 

Why Should I Volunteer?

U.S. Fish and Wildlife volunteers have the opportunity to work and socialize with others who share an interest in increasing people's awareness and understanding of the prairie pothole region. Other volunteer benefits include:

Monthly nature programs, field trips, or social events;
Year-round training opportunities;
Service awards based on hours; and
Volunteer vest and nametag to wear while volunteering.  

How to Volunteer

Complete an application form. Download an application form, call (218) 998-4480 or write to: 

Volunteers

Prairie Wetlands Learning Center

602 State Hwy 210 East
Fergus Falls, MN 56537-4217
e-mail: prairiewet@fws.gov 

 

Last Updated: Apr 18, 2012
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