Photo by: Bruce Ellingson

​Friends of Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge activates and sustains a strong volunteer corps to support education and conservation activities. 

Recording by: Bruce Ellingson

As told by Jenny in the recording above, the Friends of Sherburne are an active and talented group! Many of our members are already refuge volunteers as well as frequent refuge visitors.


Have you ever thought of giving your time or using your skills to help with a Friends project? Tasks come in all shapes, sizes, and levels of commitment. Here are just a few ways that you can become involved: 

  • We have an opening for a volunteer business manager: coordinate business aspects of the Eagle's Nest Nature Store including financial planning, budget development, maintaining the digital point-of-sale system, scheduling store volunteers and providing short monthly financial reports to the board

  • Serve on a Friends committee or the Board of Directors

  • Assist with fundraising activities

  • Help with mailings and donor communications

>> download this PDF of Friends volunteering opportunities


Whether you have one hour or unlimited hours, we hope you consider volunteering your time and talents to the Friends of Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge. If you're interested in contributing your time, please contact us via email: FriendsofSherburne@gmail.com.

Photo by: Randy Baum

Last year, over 8,000 hours were logged by refuge volunteers!   Many of these volunteers are also Friends members.

>> Check here to view refuge volunteer opportunities.

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The Friends of Sherburne nurture an appreciation for and the conservation of the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge through education, volunteerism and philanthropy.

17076 293rd Avenue NW

Zimmerman, MN 55398



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Since 1993, the Friends of Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge (a 501c(3) nonprofit organization) has been a proud partner of the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge.


The refuge is a part of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, each refuge manages their designated tract of lands and waters that have been set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

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