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Volunteer Work Weekend – June

May 31 @ 5:30 pm - June 2 @ 4:00 pm

Volunteer Work Weekend

Enjoy an early summer weekend at the Audubon Center of the North Woods – in exchange for volunteer help on a variety of service projects on the Center’s grounds and buildings.

Ages 12 years and up only please (children must be accompanied by an adult/parent)

Includes two nights lodging in our Crosby Lodge and all meals.
Lakeside trail at ACNWService projects you’ll be helping on may include weeding, invasive species removal, painting, beautification of Center grounds, fixing fences, general organizing, etc.  Upon arrival, you’ll be able to choose from the list of various ‘chores’ and we’ll assign work crews and shifts.

There will be plenty of free time built into this Volunteer Weekend for you to enjoy hiking on our 7 miles of trails, get out on beautiful Grindstone Lake in a canoe, go swimming or fishing, or just sit back and soak up the nature here at the Center. On both evenings, weather permitting, there will be a group campfire.

Rain garden volunteers

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The nitty gritty:

Arrive anytime during the evening on Friday, May 31 – there is no dinner service on Friday, so eat dinner before you come. You are free to enjoy the evening and group campfire. (we will have snacks available in the dining hall during the evening).  Lodging will be in our Crosby Lodge – each room has bunkbeds and private bathrooms. Please bring your own sleeping bag/bedding, pillow and towels. Lodging for individuals and groups of 2 will be shared.

Saturday morning, June 1 – during breakfast at 8:00 a.m., there will be a brief welcome and orientation, as well as task assignments/selections. Then work teams will head out for the morning’s tasks (9-noon), take break for lunch at noon, then regroup after lunch for another round of afternoon tasks (1-5). Evening free time with dinner served at 6:00 p.m.  Canoes will be available. Evening campfire (weather permitting).

Sunday, June 2 – (canoes will be available prior to breakfast) – breakfast at 8:00 a.m., lunch at noon. On Sunday, work will end at lunchtime. After the work day, you are free to enjoy hiking on our 7 miles of trails, go canoeing on beautiful Grindstone Lake, go swimming or fishing, or just sit back and soak up the nature here at the Center.


Bring old clothes (or coverups) that you don’t mind getting dirty (or even paint splattered), including long pants and sturdy shoes (required) and water bottles, as well as appropriate clothing for outside weather conditions (work will go on rain or shine). We can supply work gloves or feel free to bring your own. Also, please bring your own sleeping bag/bedding, pillow and towels… if you’d like to use ours, let us know (there is a $10 per person fee for linens).


Space is limited!

To register:

  • Call us at 320-245-2648, ext. 101


May 31 @ 5:30 pm
June 2 @ 4:00 pm
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54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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888-404-7743 or 320-245-2648


888-404-7743 or 320-245-2648
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