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: 

  • 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

NEW!! We have an opening for an Assistant Store Manager! Volunteer will lead in coordinating business aspects of the Friends' Eagles Nest nature store.


Volunteer will lead in accounting tasks for the Friends nature store at two locations and online store, including scheduling store volunteers and providing monthly reports to the board. Volunteer will be able to account for cash flow including appropriate documentation. The assistant manager will assist with physical inventory counts and other store tasks, ex. packaging fo shipping/pickup, working in the store when it reopens after COVID-19. The position will be a backup for the store manager.  See the position description for more information and reach out by email at FriendsofSherburne@gmail.com.


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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