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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.

tours2The MSU Kellogg Biological Station Volunteer Program primary goal is to encourage community involvement through outreach and education. Volunteers have  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 and the Kellogg Manor House. 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.

Policies and  Procedures: What are the policies and procedures for KBS volunteers?

In an effort to make your volunteer experience safe, productive and enjoyable, we have developed a Volunteer Handbook and Guidelines. The Handbook describes various policies around general volunteer management issues and those pertaining to health, safety, and business practices.


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) 671-2263 or send e-mail to: volunteers@kbs.msu.edu. Thank you for your interest in our volunteer program.