Volunteer Opportunities

Share Your Nature Appreciation

Supporting the connection between community and nature is extremely vital, as future generations are at risk of losing touch with the natural world. Dodge volunteers foster nature connections and experiences by sharing their talents, ideas, and diversity of perspectives. You must have a volunteer application on file with the nature center before volunteering.

Help Wanted

Winter Fun Festival

For: Adults, Teens ages 15+
Time Commitment: February 22, 2020
Shift: 2:15 – 6:30 pm
Location: Main Property in West St. Paul
Break up the long lull of winter by volunteering to support the Dodge event that beckons the community into the winter wonderland. With snow shoeing, kick sledding, boot hockey, and more there will be no shortage stations to help at. Online signup is now open.

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Pancake Breakfast

For: Adults, Teens ages 15+
Time Commitment: March 2020 (TBD)
Shift: (TBD)
Location: Garlough Environmental Magnet School in West St. Paul
Support the sweetest event of the year as an assistant at Dodge’s Pancake Breakfast. Help serve food to guests or work behind the scenes dishwashing in the kitchen. Choose a role that bests fits your style. Volunteering at a feast means you won’t go home hungry.
Online signup will open in winter.

Rock the Barn

For: Adults, Teens 15+
Time Commitment: May 2020 (TBD)
Shift: (TBD)
Location:  Main Property in West St. Paul

Welcome the green season by getting involved at Dodge’s Rock the Barn event. Enjoy an atmosphere of live music, baby farm animals, and fresh air. This farm festival generates excitement and community connection. Choose a role that best fits your style. Volunteers will get three complimentary meal tickets to be used for festival concessions. Online signup will open in the spring.

Summer Camp

For: Teens 16+
Time Commitment: Summer Camp 2020 runs mid-June through early August. Sign up for a 2 camp minimum; more if you like. Camps run Monday-Thursday.
Location: Main Property in West St. Paul
Experience the glory of being a camp counselor by playing games, hearing the funny things kids say, and acting as a role model for young campers. Help naturalist staff with preparation, activities, group management, and ensuring that the camper experience is memorable.  If you are interested in joining our summer team, submit a volunteer application and wait to be contacted for an interview in April. If accepted, new volunteers are required to attend an orientation/training at the end of May/early June at 4 p.m. Date to be determined.


For: Adults
Time Commitment: Weekdays during the school year
Location: Main Property in West St. Paul
Assist in providing environmental education programs to school groups by teaching/leading small group hikes. Ages of students vary, primarily K-6th grade. Teaching experience is helpful, enthusiasm is required. No experience needed. Training and feedback provided by professional naturalist staff.

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