Volunteers provide their skills and energy in a variety of ways, working with refuge staff and other volunteers as part of a team. You'll gain knowledge about the refuge, our purpose and projects, as well as the many wildlife species that make their homes here.
Volunteers at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge can participate in a wide variety of visitor services and biological programs. Some of our activities include prairie seed collection, wildflower gardening, wildlife surveys, environmental education, interpretive programs, planning and hosting events, greeting and assisting visitors at our headquarters reception desk, trail maintenance and litter pickup. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete and send us an application. If you have questions, or wish to speak with the staff, call the refuge at 763/ 389-3323.
Complete this application and send it to the Volunteer Coordinator by email: email@example.com or regular mail: Sherburne NWR, 17076 293rd Ave, Zimmerman, MN 55398. We'll be in touch with you to schedule a time when you can come for an interview to discuss work that interests you, and how best to match your skills and talents to our programs.
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Mille Lacs National Wildlife Refuge, which is managed by Sherburne NWR Complex, is the smallest refuge in the NWR system. It also hosts one of only five common tern breeding colonies in Minnesota. This year Mille Lacs NWR is "terning" 100 and you're invited to our centennial celebration on Friday, June 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Father Hennepin State Park.