• Conservation Education • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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Volunteer hosts welcome campers and day use visitors to the historic Norway Beach Visitor Center in the heart of the Norway Beach Recreation Area. The Visitor Center was built in 1938 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The beautiful log lodge houses historic displays, current Forest information and a presentation room for naturalist programs. Many people stop by just to view the stone fireplace and log building! Gardening skills are a plus!
Hosts provide Forest information and provide directions around this large recreation area which includes a picnic area and picnic shelter, paved bike trails, hiking trails, swimming beach and four large campground loops. Hosts also work with the Interpretive bookstore, selling books, maps, t-shirts and other themed items. Volunteers help "tour" visitors around the building, pointing out CCC Finnish-style construction and telling the "Story In Stone" about the fireplace. All simple fun parts of working at the Visitor Center.
Hosts must be able to work independently, as Forest staff moves in between other campgrounds and Visitor Centers. Naturalists are roving, and so are scheduled only certain hours at the Visitor Centers. Campground hosts are nearby. Hosts work the Visitor Center schedule, which is 9:00 a.m-4:30 p.m. Wednesday thru Sunday. Days off are Monday-Tuesday. (This volunteer position will share the five days/week schedule with a returning host couple.) Looking for someone to work two days at VIC, and there is an opportunity to volunteer at other Forest sites additional days if interested.
Volunteers receive a small reimbursement (per couple) and are provided a campsite with electric hook-up at the Norway Beach Recreation Area.
Norway Beach is a beautiful summer site--tucked in the big pines and along the shores of Cass Lake. Our campers come back year after year, and have become a part of our family. Norway Beach features paved trails, so bring your bike along. We hope you can join us for a summer in the northwoods!
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: Campsite provided at one of the Norway Beach Recreation Area campgrounds. Located within walking/biking distance of the Visitor Center.