Make A Difference With Dodge

From planning committees to farm and from education to restoration, volunteers infuse every part of Dodge Nature Center. 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. Volunteer impact and friendship are celebrated, honored, and a priority in the Dodge community. Welcome and thank you for considering to join our team.


To Apply

1. Download a volunteer application or pick one up from our main office. If you are a corporate group or in need of community service hours please email or call us directly to inquire.
2. Email completed applications and inquiries about corporate group service or community service hours to:
Kim Bauer, Volunteer Coordinator
or call 651-789-5211 with questions.

Applications can also be dropped off the Dodge Main Office:

Dodge Nature Center
365 Marie Avenue West
West St. Paul, MN 55118

Upcoming Opportunities


Halloween News


Dodge Volunteers,

We will not be hosting Halloween this fall. This very large event takes a toll on the nature center's resources and land, so we are going to give it a rest this year. We will come back with a new format. We do recommend the city of West St. Paul's HalloweenExtravaganza as an alternative. Thank you for understanding, and for all your help in past years. We look forward to seeing you at the next event.



Teacher/Naturalist Volunteer
For: Adults
Time Commitment: Weekdays during the school year and dependent on individual’s schedule.
Location: Dodge Nature Center, 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. Teaching experience is helpful, enthusiasm is required. No experience needed, training and feedback provided by professional naturalist staff.
Email Volunteer Coordinator, Kim Bauer to learn more:


You must have a volunteer application on file with Dodge Nature Center to volunteer. Submit application to Kim Bauer, Volunteer Coordinator



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