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If you’re interested in local history and nature, or enjoy helping others learn, we invite you to become a volunteer at Michigan State University’s W. K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS). KBS and W. K. Kellogg Experimental Forest facilities are located near Hickory Corners and Augusta, Mich.

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The MSU Kellogg Biological Station Volunteer Program began in September 1988 with a primary goal to encourage community involvement through outreach and education. Volunteers have since made it possible for us to increase our ability to welcome visitors through guided tours, public programs, field days and open houses. We make every effort to offer volunteers diverse opportunities at Kellogg Forest, Kellogg Manor, Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, Kellogg Farm and Pasture Dairy Center, and other KBS sites, depending on their interests.

Volunteer training sessions are scheduled throughout the year. They focus on training tour guides for the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, Kellogg Farm, Kellogg Forest and Kellogg Manor. After attending training, new guides are invited to follow experienced guides on a few tours before going out on their own. New guides begin leading groups when they are comfortable with the information.

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KBS volunteer opportunities are posted here. Available positions include:

KBS volunteers are asked to commit to one or two half-days per month.

Volunteers play an important role as staff member, educator and goodwill ambassador. If you would like to become a KBS Volunteer, call (269) 671-2015 or send e-mail to: volunteers@kbs.msu.edu. Thank you for your interest in our volunteer program.