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



Teacher/Naturalist Volunteer
: Adults
Time Commitment: Weekdays 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:



Frosty Fun Festival
For: Teens 16+ and Adults
Time Commitment: Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 
Choose your shift or stay for both
Shift one: 9:30 a.m. to noon 
Shift two: 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Event Location: Dodge Nature Center, FarmEntrance 3,
1701 Charlton Street in West St. Paul
Break up the long lull of winter by volunteering at Dodge's Frosty Fun Festival. We have an array of roles to choose from. A majority of the positions are outdoors. Please dress for the weather. Please note that the event is split into two volunteer shifts. If you plan to volunteer the full duration you will need to sign your name under both shifts. See time slots on the left side of the role table to know what shift you are signing up for. You have the option to swap roles during the shift chance or remain at the same activity.
Sign up online


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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