NMU Students volunteeringMooseWood Nature Center

MooseWood is a non-profit nature center located at Presque Isle Park in Marquette and is looking for volunteers to host the center and welcome visitors, care for live animals during the week, help with visiting school groups and fundraisers like the Haunted Bog Walk in October. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Scot or Tiffany at 906-228-6250 or

Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter (UPAWS)

​The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter has many opportunities available from direct care of the animals to behind-the-scenes office work to helping at fundraisers and events. UPAWS is a busy place! We ask that in-shelter volunteers commit to a day and time that they can come weekly or at a minimum bi-monthly and be able to fulfill this commitment for a minimum of 6 months. All in-shelter volunteers must attend an orientation, which is held twice a month. In-shelter volunteers are needed 7 days a week from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. with Thursday's until 6:30 p.m.

If interested, please visit to learn more. Contact Ann Brownell at or 906-475-6661 for more information.

Upper Peninsula Sled Dog Association

Volunteers are needed to assist with two sled dog events: the UP 200 Dryland Dash and the UP 200 Midnight Run/Jack Pine 30 (held in February). There are numerous volunteer positions available both indoors and outdoors. Possible opportunities include start/finish setup and takedown; team leaders for road crossings; crowd control; vet check; times and recorders; merchandise and silent auction; communications and public relations; web content and updates about trail development and safety. Additional information can be found at

Willow Farm Therapeutic Riding

We need volunteers to side walk next to horses carrying children with physical and cognitive disabilities. Volunteer training is required and will be held at Willow Farm. For more information, please contact Julie at 906-869-0424 or by e-mail at


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