Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge

Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge is located 20 miles northeast of Detroit Lakes. It consists of 43,000 acres of mixed forests, lakes, and rivers. Our mission is to work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the benefit of the American people. There are volunteer opportunities in biology, maintenance, environmental education, and visitor services. Join our team and make a difference for wildlife and people!

Janice Bengtson
(218) 844-1756
35704 County Hwy 26
Rochert, MN 56578

Monday-Friday 8:00 am- 4:00 pm Summer: Weekdays 8:00 am-4:00 pm, Weekends 10:00 am-5:00 pm


If interested in learning more about the volunteer opportunity please Click on the Sign-Up button under the available Spots.

Volunteer Opportunities

Tamarac Refuge Volunteer Need

Event Chair: Janice Bengtson


Environmental Education Assistants and Leaders- lead or assist with educational activities for local 3rd graders. Three sessions during the year. 6 hrs/day up to 8 days. Not all days are required. Spring session begins in late April. Must enjoy working with children. 
Visitor Center Hosts- Welcome visitors, show movie, retail sales, answer phone. 4 hr shift/week. 
Aquatic Invasive Species Educators- educate anglers on aquatic invasives and preventing their spread. Work in pairs on rotating basis throughout summer. Some Saturday and Tuesday mornings, 4 hrs. 

All spots have been filled.

Tamarac Refuge Volunteer Need
Available Spots Phone
#1: Filled 2188500530