Location: Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge
Duties: Volunteers are responsible for walking (or in the winter skiing or snowshoeing) the trails on their own schedule to pick up litter, remove branches on the trail, level gopher mounds, fill gopher holes, scatter dog or other animal scat and check signs for needed repair. Volunteers also check the trailhead parking areas for litter and vandalism. After each trail visit, the volunteer reports to refuge staff the status of the trail, the need for large tree removal and any unusual situations. The refuge provides trash bags and arrangements for trash disposal if needed.
Qualifications & Time Commitment: Must complete a volunteer orientation with the volunteer coordinator prior to volunteering. Volunteers must be in good physical condition and able to work independently with a minimum amount of supervision. Volunteers should be prepared by wearing proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and dress for outdoor work. Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation.

Volunteers should visit their designated trail a minimum of one time a month (all year).
Job Hazards: Potential hazards for this role include outdoor hazards such as scratches from plants (may include thorns and nettles), rash from poison ivy, insect bites/stings, or sunburn. Other potential hazards include injury from slips, trips and falls, blisters or foot problems could occur from hours of walking, strain from bending and lifting, cuts/abrasions to hands and arms, or strain from lifting heavy trash objects or trash bags.
Address: 17076 293rd Ave NW
Zimmerman, MN 55398
Work:(763) 389-3323
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Volunteers serve up to: 2 hours Monthly
Times needed:
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