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.

Our volunteer application process is on hold

To limit the spread of COVID-19 we will not be processing new volunteer applications at this time. You can still submit an application, but no volunteer opportunities will be available until after Dodge Nature Center’s facilities re-open.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Help Wanted


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.

Teacher/Naturalist

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.

Looking to volunteer with your group?

Group Service Project Application

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