Volunteer Opportunities at Clearwater Forest

So you want to volunteer at your favorite camp and retreat center, but you’re just not sure where to start? Clearwater Forest is a nonprofit entity that relies on the generosity of volunteers and donors like you! We want to make it easy for you to come and donate your time with us so we have put together this list of year-round volunteer opportunities at Clearwater.

Check out the volunteer opportunities at Clearwater during every season and be sure to reach out and sign up for volunteering next time you’re available!


Youth leaders to organize youth retreats


March – Loon Project volunteers:
The loon nesting program at Clearwater Forest

Spring Work Day:
Keep an eye out for the date to be announced early 2019


  • A willingness to get down and dirty in the dirt to help maintain the Peace garden and other small gardens around the Lodges
  • Weeding, planting, trimming, mulching, cleanup
  • Knowledge of native plants that work well in the area and are ‘critter’ resistant is a plus, but not required
  • No age limitation


Summer camp volunteers

Camp Nurse/Doctor

  • Licensed in the state of Minnesota as an RN, NP, PA, MD, etc.
  • Experience with children and young adults
  • Ability to organize health center, maintain records for administration of meds and treatment provided
  • Current CPR and first aid certifications
  • Desire to work and live in a camp community (this nurse resides on the camp during the camp sessions)
  • Nursing student with one year of school remaining will be considered

Kitchen volunteers/Dish-washers



Loon Project volunteers


Fundraising help

  • We are gearing up for a big renovation of the Hallet Dining Hall and we could use all the help we can get in fundraising. Click here for more details.

General maintenance:

  • Shoreline restoration
  • Trail maintenance
  • Mountain bike course expansion
  • Initiatives course improvements
  • Water activities improvements
  • Winter activity improvements

To volunteer as a youth leader, medical professional or in the kitchen, please contact Tami: office@clearwaterforest.org. If you are interested in volunteering to improve our facilities, please contact Lance: lance@clearwaterforest.org.

Don’t have the time to volunteer at the moment, but want to help us out in other ways? No problem! Visit Support Clearwater for other ideas in which you can lend your support to our ministry.

Clearwater Forest Camp & Retreat Center