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Get Involved Landscape

“Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.” – John Wesley

  • Volunteering at Crane Meadows

    Volunteering at a National Wildlife Refuge is a great way to get outdoors, learn new skills, and be involved in your community. Our team of dedicated volunteers at Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge contribute their talent, energy, and passion to making the refuge a gem in the community. Volunteers are involved in all aspects of refuge operation from trail maintenance to helping with public events to tending wildflowers in our greenhouse.

    So, who can be a volunteer?YOU! There is a role to fit all ages and skill levels. We welcome you to join our volunteer team! See below for more information on current available volunteer roles and how to get started.

  • Volunteer Roles

    CM Volunteer Roles reduced

    Our volunteers are involved in many ways at the refuge. Maintenance volunteers help keep the trails clean, mow the lawn, and help with various projects including carpentry, painting, sign posting, and more. Biology volunteers assist with seed collection, tending wildflower gardens, and collecting data on different bird species. Education and outreach volunteers help promote the refuge in the community, assist at public events, and educate school groups. 

    Click here for a complete list and description of volunteer roles currently available.

  • How to Apply

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    If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please print and fill out the Volunteer Opportunities form and Volunteer Service Agreement and email or mail to the Volunteer Coordinator. You will be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator within 2 weeks of your application being received.

    For questions, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at or 763-389-3323 x 113. The mailing address is 17076 293rd Ave. NW. Zimmerman, MN 55398. 

    Thank you for supporting your National Wildlife Refuge!