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Maple Syrup Volunteers
Age Requirement: Adults and older teens (kids under 16 need to accompanied by an adult)
Time Commitment: Early March through Mid April, weekdays and weekends available
2 - 4 hour shifts for sap collecting (shifts start at 1 p.m.)
day-long shifts for evaporating and finishing syrup (shifts start at 8 a.m.)
Mandatory Training: Saturday, February 22, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Requirements: Complete Tamarack Nature Center volunteer application process. Training is mandatory for volunteers who haven’t been through a maple season with us yet.
Once the sap is flowing, volunteers will be needed to help collect sap everyday of the week starting at 1 p.m. We will also need volunteers to run the evaporators and finish syrup throughout the season. This is a great individual, couple or family volunteer opportunity. The training is mandatory for new maple sugar volunteers and is highly recommended for returning maple volunteers.
Please RSVP for this training to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, February 21.
Junior Assistant Naturalists (JANs) – Summer Camp Superstars!
Age Requirement: Ages 14 - 17 (must be turning 14 by September 1, 2014)
Time Commitment: At least 3 weeks during the summer camp season
Mandatory Training: Wednesday, June 18 and Thursday, June 19
Requirements: Return a completed JAN application packet to Tamarack by March 23, 2014. The 2-day training is mandatory.
Tamarack relies heavily on the awesome energy and skills of local youth to help make our Summer Day Camp Adventures program the best summer program around! Junior Assistant Naturalists (JANs) are similar to camp counselors. They are fun companions and mentors to our younger day campers. They help prepare activities, lead games and help supervise campers to make sure everyone has a fun, safe experience. If you are an energetic, positive, fun young person, age 14-17, please complete an application
and return it to us as soon as possible. Deadline for applications is March 23, 2014.
Please feel free to call or email if you have questions about the program or the application process.Click here to view and download the JANs application.
How to Volunteer
Submit completed application to:
Mail: 5287 Otter Lake Road, White Bear Township, MN 55110
Fax: (651) 407-5354
Call: Melanie Harding, Volunteer Coordinator at (651) 407-5350 x118
Be, Give, Share, Report and Enjoy
All volunteer service on nature preserve grounds need to be directed through Ramsey County’s Parks and Recreation. Contact Tamarack Nature Center’s volunteer department for opportunities (651) 407-5350.