Volunteer Opportunities

Curious about ways to get out and volunteer? Check here for updates on upcoming volunteer events that you may want to get involved with!


Becker Community Tree Inventory

Do you love trees?  Have you always wanted to learn more about them?  Do you want to do something good for the environment?  If you answered yes to these questions then we need your help!

In 2013, a Community Tree Survey was conducted in the City of Becker – this process looked at a sample of Becker’s trees to get a good, relatively accurate idea of species composition. 

Becker has 17 parks and public building campuses that are all made more beautiful by the trees that grace their landscapes.  The SWCD is working with the Parks and Streets departments to inventory all public in your community to enable better tree care and prioritization.

Volunteers will receive professional training on tree identification, tree measurements and data collection.  Volunteers will be provided all necessary inventory equipment.  Volunteers will work when their schedule allows and will have the support of the SWCD staff.

A training will be held during the week of June 11.  We will set the date based on participant availability.  If you are interested, please contact Gina at (763) 567-5360 or ghugo@sherburneswcd.org before June 6.  All interested participants will be polled on their preferred training date and we will host the training on the day that works for most.


If you are interested in learning more about this tremendous opportunity to be a part of this innovative project that will increase your knowledge and understanding of trees, introduce you to new people and allow you to be outside - please contact Gina Hugo with the SWCD – ghugo@sherburneswcd.org – or (763) 567-5360.

Tree Trust Learning with Trees Liaison

The Learning with Trees Liaison will act as a point person for schools who have participated in Tree Trust’s Learning with Trees program to provide them with expertise and guidance in tree care. The liaison will set up and help execute an individualize tree maintenance plan for the school through volunteer events and hands-on activities including watering, weeding, mulching, and pruning. Yearly time commitment will be a variable and will be dependent on the needs of the school. Anticipate an average of 25 hours per year and to be involved for 2-3 years with the assigned school. More Information: PDF icon Learning with Trees Liaison Position Description


To find out more information and to apply, visit Tree Trust's Learning with Trees webpage to learn more!


Great River Greening - Volunteer Supervisor

Do you enjoy leading, teaching, and motivating others?  Are you an experienced Great River Greening volunteer interested in taking on a leadership role at one of our restoration events?  Do you care about the environment and want to make a lasting impact?  If you answered yes to any of these, then sign up toady to become a Volunteer Supervisor!

Check out the PDF icon How to Become a Volunteer Supervisor Flyer to learn more!


Minnesota SNA Site Steward

Site stewards are the eyes and ears for Minnesota's Scientific & Natural Areas (SNA). Stewards, working with guidance from SNA staff, assist in the goals of land protection, management, and education & research on a site they choose to monitor. Some tasks that may be a part of a steward's duties include:

  • Regular visits to the site
  • Reporting observations from site visits
  • Learning about the protection and management goals for the site
  • Participating in site projects and events
  • Take a look at the complete list of steward responsibilities.


To learn more about how you can become a SNA Site Steward, visit the Minnesota DNR's webpage!