Location: Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge
Duties: Volunteers are responsible for canoeing assigned sections of Battle Brook or the St. Francis River during the summer to pick up litter and check signs for needed repair. The volunteer reports to refuge staff the status of the river, signs, and any major repairs needs, large trash items that need disposal, damages, vandalism and any unusual situations. Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation and must provide their own canoe/kayak, paddles, and life jacket. 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) including a life jacket and dress for outdoor work. Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation.

Volunteers should visit their designated stretch or river a minimum of one time a month (April-October).
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. Hazards from being on the river include falling in the river, hypothermia, or drowning. Other potential hazards include injury from slips, trips and falls, 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
Web site:
Volunteers serve up to: 4 hours One time
Times needed:
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Experience/Skills/Qualifications: Boat operation