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Fix-It Crew Volunteer - Forest History Center

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ORGANIZATION: Minnesota Historical Society


Fix-It Crew Volunteer
Start Date: 4/26/2023

Are you handy? The Forest History Center could use your help!

With 170 acres of land, miles of trails, a museum, visitor center, and a 1900s logging camp complete with eight buildings, there’s always something to do! Apply today and lend a hand as a Fix-It Crew Volunteer. Experience is not required, but would be helpful.

Service Summary:
Members of the Fix-It Crew will get a prioritized list of specific tasks to be completed from the Site Manager or Maintenance Division at the beginning of each day. Service will not include the use of heavy machinery.

A Fix-It Crew task lists may include things like:

  • Raking
  • Clearing brush
  • Planting trees
  • Putting up signs for special events
  • Setting up and taking down tables and chairs
  • Painting
  • Repairing broken items like benches

Time Commitment:
2-5 hours per day, 1-2 days per week Wednesdays - Fridays
Start Date: 4/26/2023 - 9/2/2023
This is an outdoor opportunity

Green Thumb Volunteers Should Be:

  • Willing to follow directions and complete assigned tasks
  • Friendly and courteous
  • Able to make all visitors feel welcome - answer questions in a pleasant manner
  • Able to handle multiple tasks if needed
  • Independent after training
  • Willing to get dirty, wet, hot, and encounter wildlife (like insects)
  • Able to speak and read, and write in English
  • Willing to sit/stand/travel outside for 2-5 hours at a time
  • Able to bend, crouch, kneel, reach, push, and pull
  • Able to lift and carry objects weighing up to 20lbs
  • Able to achieve acceptable results on reference checks and a criminal background check (at no cost to you)
  • Willing to learn how to register for and sign in/out of volunteer shifts on a computerized system

Accessibility Information:
Please view accessibility information about the Forest History Center in the link below. If you need accommodation to participate, reach out - let’s chat.
Forest History Center Accessibility Information (

If selected, volunteers will receive an orientation to the site, instructions for the opportunity, and training on non-motorized hand tools.

Volunteers will be given a tour of the grounds and buildings and provided with gloves, eye protection and any other personal protective equipment (PPE) required.

Emergency training will also be covered.

Volunteer Perks:
We love our volunteers! Active MNHS volunteers receive rewards and other perks. Special events, educational opportunities, and discounts are just some of the ways we recognize our volunteers.

Fix-It Crew Volunteers at the Forest History Center will explore Minnesota history, the Minnesota Historical Society, and the natural world. They will gain experience in operations, maintenance skills, and how to care for a historic site. Along the way, they will develop connections with Forest History Center staff, visitors, and help preserve this legacy for future generations.

Perks for all active volunteers can be viewed on the bottom of the MNHS Volunteer News webpage.

1 Shift

  • 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Shifts will occur 1-2 days/week Wednesday-Friday from 4/26-5/29

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About Minnesota Historical Society


345 Kellogg Boulevard West, St Paul, MN 55102, US

Mission Statement

Using the Power of History to Transform Lives Preserving - Sharing - Connecting


The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) is a dynamic and widely recognized and a trusted resource for history. It is highly valued for its historical resources, educational impact, service, advocacy, and leadership.

Established in 1849, MNHS collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota's past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, MNHS preserves our past, shares our state's stories and connects people with history.


The Minnesota History Center is home to vast collections of artifacts such as photos, letters, maps, books, state records, battle flags, paintings, Prince's suit from Purple Rain, and so much more. MNHS preserves its collections and historic sites and works for future generations.


MNHS shares resources, collections, and knowledge of history through its sites, programs, exhibits, library, websites, and publications. We encourage the public to share their knowledge, feedback, and experiences with us to improve our services to the community.


MNHS invites the public to explore history through diverse exhibits and programs at 26 historic sites and museums.


Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture, Community, Environment


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift


2609 County Road 76Grand Rapids, MN 55744



  • Event Management
  • Landscaping
  • Gardening
  • Painting
  • Home Repair
  • Carpentry




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-5 hours per day, 1-2 days per week Wednesdays - Fridays Start Date: 4/26/2023 - 9/2/2023 This is an outdoor opportunity
  • To be considered, please apply here:

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