"Children may volunteer for the DNR in a variety of ways," said Renee Vail, DNR volunteer programs coordinator. "According to Minnesota's Child Labor Standards, children under the age of 16 are welcome to do family volunteering with their parents or a legal guardian, or volunteer with an organized youth group under adult supervision.
Children 16 years and older may be eligible to volunteer on their own if they meet the volunteer position qualifications. Volunteer opportunities vary throughout the state. They include planting trees, clearing trails, monitoring bluebird houses, collecting prairie seed, cleaning rivers and playing Smokey Bear at the State Fair.
All volunteer positions are available on the DNR Web site at www.dnr.state.mn.us, or by calling DNR Volunteer Programs at (888) 646-6367. Opportunities depend on the season."
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