D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives
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Volunteer Information and Application

Would you like to be a part of our Volunteer Program? We have two Volunteer Programs: Our Regular Volunteer Program; and a Junior Volunteer Program.

Contact the Hatchery for a Volunteer Application.

Regular Volunteer Program

Our regular program is for adults, retired persons or teens.

If you are local resident and would like to volunteer, fill out the Volunteer Application and either mail it or drop it off at the hatchery. If you are a distance away, are going to be in our area and would like to volunteer, this is what we offer:

The hatchery is situated on the southern edge of the City of Spearfish, a town of approximately 10,000 people. A non-profit group, the Booth Society, manages our large volunteer program. Our volunteers operate the gift shop, conduct tours of the museum and Booth House, help in the office, do light gardening or lawn care, and some light maintenance. The City of Spearfish provides campsites with full hookups free of charge in a campground across from the hatchery. The campground is near a large city park, close to town and borders Spearfish creek.

A stay of 60 days is required. Work schedules of three days on, three days off is usually arranged with volunteers working approximately 30 hours per week. Volunteer shirts are provided, which can be worn with any skirt, shorts or pants you prefer. Windbreakers and caps are also provided and are yours to keep after your tour of duty ends. A discount card to most area attractions is available to you. Manuals will be distributed when you arrive and training conducted.

Junior Volunteer Program

Our Junior Volunteer Program is for young teens between the ages of 11 and 14. Most of the work is outside working on the grounds and helping with the fish. Some office work may apply but would be minimal. Volunteer shirts are provided and are yours to keep after your tour of duty has ended.

Last updated: January 13, 2012

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