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Visitor Center Volunteers - Chippewa National Forest

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We are looking for hosts who are energetic, enthused and love to work with visitors. The Chippewa National Forest is recruiting for volunteers to work at Norway Beach and Cut Foot Sioux Visitor Centers. These two small visitor centers which each see about 5,000 visitors every summer. Volunteer hosts provide information and education opportunities for those campers and community members. Key duties for visitor hosts include:

1) Provide information about Forest recreation and natural resources

2) Assist the seasonal naturalist with program set up and with self-guided activities in Visitor Center

3) General upkeep and maintenance of the Visitor Center facility

4) Book and theme item sales through local interpretive association (books, shirts, local gifts)

5) General maintenance of the VIC Pollinator Garden and upkeep of bird feeders

6) Daily VIC Opening and closing

Volunteers must enjoy working with people, work well with the larger VIC/Recreation/District team, be flexible with changing situations (weather and programs) and be able to work with little supervision. While presenting programs or leading hikes is not part of the job descriptions, volunteers are asked to assist in setting up hands-on rainy-day activities and assisting the naturalist. Volunteers interested in presenting programs or demonstrating craft/outdoor skills are always appreciated! New hosts would be joining returning volunteers, splitting the work week at the VICs. Working part-time at VIC and assisting with special events as needed.)

Hosts will be provided a campsite for an RV or Camper and will have electric and water, one site has a storage tank. We prefer hosts willing to staff at the VIC for three to four days per week. Hosts will be re-imbursed for incidental expenses $20 per day volunteering. Campsites are very nice and have lake views. Working three to four days a week allows volunteers to relax at the lake or explore the area on their days off. There are also showers and complimentary washer and dryer at the Cut Foot VIC.

Start Date - 2023-05-24

End Date - 2023-09-06

Activities include: Conservation Education;Tour Guide/Interpretation;Visitor Information

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: RV/Trailer Pads

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About USDA Forest Service


1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20250, US

Mission Statement

The USDA Forest Service's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.


The United States Forest Service (USFS) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that administers the nation’s 154 national forests and 20 national grasslands, spanning 193 million acres of land.


Emergency & Safety
Sports & Recreation
Emergency & Safety, Environment, Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


200 Ash Avenue NorthwestCass Lake, MN 56633



  • Environmental Education
  • Interpreter
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation


  • People 55+



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