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Volunteers Are Our Greatest Natural Resource!

Tamarac has a strong team of more than 100 volunteers who donate their time and talents to a variety of programs. Volunteers lead environmental education programs, conduct wildlife surveys and assist with research projects, host at the visitor center, conduct water quality monitoring, lead wildlife excursions, maintain the grounds and much more! The required time commitment varies with each position or project. Some positions may only require a few hours per week, others much more. For those who would like to make their summer home among the bald eagles, trumpeter swans and wolves, we have a Resident Volunteer Program. 

Currently two campsites are available for the field season that occurs from May-October. In exchange for the campsite, resident volunteers must commit to two months and work 24 hours/week. If you enjoy nature and making a difference on your public lands, why not become a member of the Tamarac team. 

For more information contact Volunteer Coordinator Janice Bengtson at or call 218-844-1756.


The Friends of Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge also offer volunteer opportunities, operate a gift shop and support the work of the US Fish and Wildlife Service at Tamarac Refuge. Members enjoy a quarterly newsletter and special events. Learn how you can join this active, award winning team on their website at