|Volunteers Needed at KBS!|
Would you like to volunteer your time at KBS? Click the links below for more information about available volunteer positions.
The above application links will direct you to an external website.
W.K. Kellogg Forest offers you the chance to beat cabin fever, help others and learn to make a traditional spring favorite -- maple syrup.
Volunteers will tap trees, collect sap, operate the sap evaporator and package maple syrup at the Augusta-area forest from mid-February through mid-April. Activities are weather dependent, as sap runs on warm days following very cold nights.
A Maple Syrup Open House is hosted by KBS each spring. Volunteers are needed to help plan and staff open house activities.
To sign up as a maple syrup volunteer, contact the KBS Volunteer Coordinator at (269) 671-2015 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you enjoy nature and meeting fascinating people, the MSU Kellogg Bird Sanctuary has a volunteer opportunity for you.
The Bird Sanctuary needs volunteers to help staff the Resource Center / Gift Shop on weekends throughout the year. Resource Center greeters / Gift Shop cashiers are asked to work one Saturday or Sunday shift per month. From April through October volunteers may choose between a 9 am to 1 pm shift or a 1 pm to 5 pm shift. From November through March volunteer shifts are 11 am to 4 pm.
New volunteers will be trained by Bird Sanctuary staff and will spend time shadowing an experienced volunteer until they are comfortable to work on their own.
Training includes a brief history of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg's life and Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, as well as customer service, cash register sales and basic store operations. Prior experience is not required.
This is a wonderful opportunity to volunteer in a natural, relaxed environment. To become a Bird Sanctuary volunteer call at 269-671-2015 or email email@example.com. Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
Whether you're an expert birdwatcher or eager to learn a new skill, you are encouraged to become a tour guide for the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary. Training covers concepts such as adaptations, migration, nesting and waterfowl identification. After attending training, new guides are invited to follow experienced guides on a few tours until they are comfortable going out on their own.
Sanctuary interpreters serve 1.5 hr shifts anytime Mon-Fri 9 am - 4 pm, with some weekend tours, depending on tour bookings. For more information or to register for training, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 269-671-2015 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bird Sanctuary Jr. Camp Counselors
The MSU Kellogg Bird Sanctuary is looking for teen volunteers (Volunteens) to help with a Summer Science Camp.
Volunteens should be at least 14 years old, enjoy working in an outdoor setting and have an interest in working with children ages 5 to 12. Counselors are asked to volunteer at least one week (Monday through Friday) during the summer and be available from 8:45 am to 3 pm each day.
Camp counselors will greet campers as they arrive, assist with camper supervision during activities, help with daily activity setup and cleanup and help campers find the person picking them up after camp each day.
As a summer science camp counselor, Volunteens will learn organizational and leadership skills and work in a friendly environment with helpful and appreciative staff.
To become a camp counselor, call 269-671-2015 or e-mail: email@example.com. Applicants must be at least 13 years old.
Volunteers are needed to help in the following areas:
If you are interested in volunteering please call the Volunteer Office at (269) 671-2015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gardens, Trails & Grounds
Stu Bassett of the KBS Grounds Department is looking for volunteers to help with the following projects:
Help us share a piece of local history with visitors from around the corner and the world by becoming a W.K. Kellogg Manor House volunteer.
The renovated Manor is open for tours and special events. Anyone interested in learning about cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg and his legacy is invited to become a W.K. Kellogg Manor House Docent. Training sessions will include learning about house construction and history, W.K. Kellogg's life and work, and tips on how to lead an enjoyable tour.
New Manor Volunteer training will be offered twice annually in the Manor House Billiard Room. Visit our events calendar for March and September dates.
Manor House volunteers should be available at least two half-days each month.
For more information or to register for training, call 269-671-2015 or e-mail email@example.com.
Agriculture & Ecology Student Activity Trail Tour Guides
The KBS LTER seeks tour guides to escort school-aged groups and teachers visiting the Student Activity Trail. The trail leads students through 15 stations, teaching them about farming and the environment.
Volunteers should be at least 18 years old and enjoy working with children in grades 2-5. Applicants must be able to journey a 3/4-mile trail and pass a background check. The trail is open April 15 through November 1. Tours are typically scheduled on weekday mornings and afternoons during the school year. Tours depart from Kellogg Bird Sanctuary.
For more information, call 269-671-2015 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more about the KBS LTER here.Back to Top