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Volunteer

As a volunteer at The Outdoor Campus, you will experience a variety of opportunities that will increase your own and others' awareness of South Dakota's great outdoors.

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Adult Volunteers

Qualifications to be an adult volunteer:

  • Be at least 18 years of age or older.
  • Submit a completed application form to the volunteer coordinator by the application deadline.
  • Contact the volunteer coordinator.
  • Complete volunteer orientation training and any other pertinent classes.
  • Commit to a minimum of 50 hours a year.
  • Agree to and pass a criminal background check.

Youth Volunteers

Qualifications to be a youth volunteer:

  • Be at least 12 years of age or older.
  • Submit a completed application form to the volunteer coordinator by the application deadline.
  • Contact the volunteer coordinator.
  • Complete volunteer orientation training and any other pertinent classes.
  • Commit to 25 hours a year.

Community Service

We have projects to offer to scout groups, high school groups and more during the upcoming summer season. We do not offer opportunities for court-sentenced community service.

  • Trail maintenance
  • Removing garbage from trails
  • Program preparation
  • Gardening and planting

Volunteer Postitions

Gardening - The volunteer will assist the horticulture intern and care for the butterfly garden by planting, weeding, watering and assigned tasks. Must be able to lift 15 lbs and be physically able to work while standing or kneeling.

Grounds and trail maintenance - Volunteers fulfilling these duties may find  themselves trimming hiking and skiing trails, or assisting in the garden. 

Information Desk -Volunteers can greet visitors, answer questions, and supervise classroom animals. 

Craft and Decoration Preparation - Work closely with other volunteers to insure ample material for classes. Decorate for volunteer meetings, parties, and special events.

Office Assistant - The volunteer will assist in a vatiery of office needs such as program prep, library cataloging, mailing and phone help. Must be able to file accurately and computer skills may be needed.

Education Assistant -Volunteer will assist the education coordinator or naturalist interns with school, preschool and youth group programs. 

Animal Care - Volunteers will work with one another to coordinate the care of our classroom animals here at Toc. 

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