Event/Tour Leader
Location: Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge
Duties: Volunteer leads or co-leads a program, exhibit, event or tour. Needs vary with event or activity and may include prior preparation, event participation, set-up, clean-up or other duties as needed. Independently leading a public program such as a guided Bird Tour or Nature Hike is highly encouraged. If there is a specific topic or event you would like to lead, speak with the volunteer coordinator.
Qualifications & Time Commitment: Must complete a volunteer orientation with the volunteer coordinator prior to volunteering. The volunteer should have an interest in a selected program area. The ability to work with a variety of people, enthusiasm and good communication skills are preferred. Knowledge of plants, wildlife or program topic a plus, willingness to learn a must. Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation.

Time commitment for events vary depending on the event but shifts are typically one-time for 2-4 hours.
Job Hazards: Potential hazards for this role include outdoor hazards such as scratches from plants (may include thorns and nettles), rash from poison ivy, tick/insect bites/stings, exposure to the elements, or sunburn. Other potential hazards include injury from slips, trips and falls, blisters or foot problems could occur from walking, strain from bending and lifting bins of educational materials, or injury from incidental encounters with wildlife. There is also a potential hazard of working with the public if they become hostile. If the refuge is closed due to inclement weather, the public event will also be cancelled.
Address: 17076 293rd Ave NW
Zimmerman, MN 55398
Work:(763) 389-3323
Web site:https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Sherburne/what_we_do/get_involved.html
Volunteers serve up to: 4 hours One time
Times needed:
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Experience/Skills/Qualifications: Biology
Bird Identification
Boat operation
Experience in Wildlife Interpretation
Insect Identification
Knowledge of the Refuge
Mushroom Identification
Public Speaking
Tour Guide
Wildflower Identification
Working with People