From State Parks to the Superior National Forest, public lands make up a large portion of Minnesota's northwoods. People travel from near and far to visit the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the waterfalls of north shore of Lake Superior, to hike, paddle, camp, hunt and fish, ski and snowmobile. By getting involved with stewardship activities, either through participating in a volunteer project or making a donation, you can help ensure that these public lands are preserved for the enjoyment of future generations.


Your donation allows us to continue to offer volunteer opportunities that benefit forest health and promote recreation in northeastern Minnesota.


The Northwoods Volunteer Connection partners with the USFS Superior National Forest and other local organizations to offer variety of volunteer opportunities.

Northwoods Volunteer Connection - Volunteer Opportunities


2018 Summer Projects

Coming soon!


Help maintain the integrity of the wilderness experience by monitoring visitor use in the BWCAW. Volunteers are needed on specific dates and locations from May - September.

Adopt-An-Entry POint

Entry points are the gateways to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Individuals, groups, or businesses can "adopt" these resources to ensure they remain open for use. 


Special Projects

Slide Digitizer 

Take a trip back in time with this volunteer project! We are looking for someone to bring the Forest Service's collection of photo slides into the modern age by converting them to digital files. These photos include work that has been done in wildlife, fire, wilderness, and more in the last 50 years. This project can be completed from the comfort of your own home!

Do you have a group that is interested in completing a service project in the area? Fill out a Group Interest Form and we will work with you to find a project that aligns with your interests.