Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge volunteer. Once you complete the form, click the "Continue" button at the bottom of the page. Any section marked with an * is required to complete before you can submit your application.




Name and Contact Information

Please fill in your contact information as completely as you can. At least one phone number is required. Including an email address is HIGHLY encouraged. If you do not have an email address, please leave this space blank. Please note: The majority of communication for volunteer opportunities is done via email or social media. Without providing an email address, all volunteer opportunities may not be able to be communicated. (starred items are required)



Emergency Contact Information

Please fill in your emergency contact information as completely as you can (at least a name and phone number are required)



Demographic Information

You may optionally provide the following information. It is used only to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers.



Physical or Medical Conditions

Please list any physical limitations or medical conditions that may impact your volunteer activities.



Availability

Please indicate the days and times you are typically available to volunteer.



Personal Background

Tell us more about you! What are you interests and hobbies? Anything else that you would like to note about yourself?



Special Skills and Experiences

Please select all applicable skills/qualifications/talents from the list below that pertain to your experience.



Volunteer Roles

Please check any volunteer role that you would be potentially interested in. Click any role to see more details about the specific volunteer duties and qualifications.

Checking the box does not guarantee volunteer work in this area nor does it commit you to this role. This simply helps the volunteer coordinator narrow down your interests and focus on these areas during the interview & orientation process.



Other Volunteer Experiences

Please list any other organizations that you have volunteered with previously or currently. List organization name, your duties, and how long you volunteered for.



Social Media

We like to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities by email as well as through our closed Facebook group: Sherburne Refuge Volunteers. Please indicate if you use Facebook and would like to join our Facebook group.



Recognition

One of our main goals at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge is to make sure to recognize our volunteers for the amazing work they do for us. What is your preferred method of recognition (a thank you card, an email, an award, etc.)



Volunteer Affirmation

I understand that I will not receive any compensation for my service and that volunteers are NOT considered Federal employees for any purpose other than tort claims and injury compensation. I understand that volunteer service is not creditable for leave accrual or any other employee benefits. I also understand that either the government or I may cancel this agreement at any time by notifying the other party. I understand that my volunteer position may require a reference check, background investigation, and/or a criminal history inquiry in order for me to perform my duties. I understand that all publications, films, slides, videos, artistic or similar endeavors, resulting from my volunteer services as specifically stated in the attached job description, will become the property of the United States, and as such, will be in the public domain and not subject to copyright laws. I understand the health and physical condition requirements for doing the work as described in the job description and at the project location, and certify that the statements I have made in this application are true. By checking the "I Agree" box, I do hereby volunteer my services to assist in authorized activities at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge and I agree to follow all applicable safety guidelines.