Volunteer

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


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. If you are interested in this opportunity, email Kim Bauer, Volunteer Coordinator, kbauer@dodgenaturecenter.org

Pancake Breakfast

For: Teens 15+ and Adults
Time Commitment: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Shift: 7:30-10:45 a.m.
Location: Garlough Elementary School
1740 Charlton St. West St. Paul, MN 55118

Support the sweetest event of the year as an assistant at Dodge Nature Center’s Pancake Breakfast. Help serve food to guests or work behind the scenes in the kitchen. Breaks included if you need one. Volunteering at a feast means you won’t go home hungry.

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Summer Camp Team

For: Teens 16+
Time Commitment: Summer Camp runs June 17-August 8. 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.

Rock the Barn

For: Teens 15+ and Adults
Time Commitment: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Shift: 2:30 a.m. -7:30 p.m.
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.

Sign up will be open in Spring 2019

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