Volunteer at a non-profit in northern Minnesota-USA, working with American Black Bears! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿป

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vince shute, wildlife sanctuary, minnesota, logoWe are a bear sanctuary dedicated to promoting peaceful coexistence with people and bears through observation & education. Volunteer, make a difference & make friends from all over the world! All meals and lodging are included. No fee to volunteer! Individuals staying 10+ weeks qualify for a small stipend.

What type of host are you? ๐Ÿก

Organization/NGO

What are you looking for help with?
  • Administration ๐Ÿ”‘
  • Animal keeping ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿด
  • Building ๐Ÿ› 
  • Cleaning ๐Ÿงน
  • General Help ๐Ÿ’โ€โ™€๏ธ
What’s the mission of your community? ๐ŸŽฏ

To promote peaceful coexistence with bears and people through observation & education.

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How many volunteers could you host? ๐ŸŽŽ
  • Up to 20 volunteers
When would you need volunteers? ๐Ÿ“…
  • May 1-October 1
How many hours of help per day? โฑ

6-8 hours for 4-5 days/week is ideal but could be less as work hours are dictated by bear behavior & activity.

How many days of help per week? ๐ŸŒ’

4 days of help per week – 3 days off

Are accommodation and food included? ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿœ

Yes, we offer food and accommodation

What type of accommodation can you provide? ๐Ÿ•
  • Dormitory/shared rooms ๐Ÿ›Œ
Diet – nutrition information ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅค

We can accommodate allergies, vegans & vegetarians.

Fees transparency ๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ”

No fees

VISA – could you provide Visa support/info/invitation letters? ๐Ÿ›‚

No, we cannot help with Visa but we can offer assistance ๐Ÿ’โ€โ™€๏ธ

Volunteers’ benefits ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…

Gain in the field experience with American Black Bears & learn about all flora & fauna in the Northwoods of Minnesota. Research opportunities are available as well as photography instruction.

What to do in your free time ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿฆ’

MN is the land of 10,000 lakes! Fishing, boating, birding and hiking are all things that can be done on your day off. We are within an hour’s drive of Voyageurs National Park, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and the Superior National Forest. There are also many quaint resort towns with lots of coffee shops, stores, and restaurants to explore in the area.

Language ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

English

Geography ๐ŸŒณ

We are in Northern MN, almost to Canada. We are surrounded by lakes, rivers and wetlands. In the Spring, it can be 30-80 degrees Fahrenheit, and rainy. During summer months, it can be 70-95 degrees Fahrenheit. In the Fall, it can snow and be as cold as 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Bringing lots of layers and rain gear is recommended.

How to get to your site โœˆ ๐Ÿ—บ

Volunteers can fly into & be picked up by staff from Duluth airport, Hibbing airport or International Falls airport. If volunteers fly into Minneapolis airport, they must take a shuttle to get within 2 hours drive of our sanctuary (ideally Duluth).

Is there internet access? ๐ŸŒ

Yes!

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CONTACT DETAILS ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ“ง


Interested in this Bear Sanctuary volunteer opportunity? To receive the contacts of this organization, please send an email to voluntouring.freelist@gmail.com with the subject “Volunteer at a non-profit in northern Minnesota-USA, working with American Black Bears!

You will receive a reply with the contacts as soon as possible. Thank you!


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Author: Voluntouring staff

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6 thoughts on “Volunteer at a non-profit in northern Minnesota-USA, working with American Black Bears! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿป

  1. Looking to volunteer at an animal sanctuary. I’m on disability so unable to work full time but am physically able to do a certain amount of work per day.

  2. I would absolutely love to work with an animal sanctuary! I love wildlife and the outdoors.
    I have a Master’s in Public Administration, so I am familiar with NGOs and how they operate.
    Please consider as a Volunteer.
    -Reagan

    1. Dear Reagan ๐Ÿ˜Š
      This is the comment section of the host announcement. The hosts may not be able to read this section, so to get in touch with them, please use the contact information they provided in the “Contact Details” section at the end of the announcement, just above our conversation.๐Ÿ‘†

      Thank you and happy travels.๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿคž

      Did you know that you can use this section to leave a review or reference for this volunteer project/program?

      Voluntouring team

    1. Hello! Unfortunately, flight and transportation are not covered, similar to most projects on this website. For more information about the volunteer exchange, we recommend contacting the hosts directly to see if there are opportunities to volunteer with different arrangements.

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