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Halloween Hoopla 2019

The Dodge Nature Center Halloween event is one of our most exciting volunteer opportunities of the year. With a number of roles to choose from you will be sure to walk away with festive fall memories. Thank you for contributing to the success of this thrilling community event!

Volunteers please park at our main office entrance located:
Dodge Nature Center, Main Office Entrance 1
365 Marie Ave. W
West St. Paul, MN 55118
From there, take the boardwalk trail across the pond to the red education building to check-in.

Do not sign up until you are sure you can commit to a position. It can put Dodge in a real pickle if we lose volunteers last minute. You must have a Volunteer Application on file with Dodge Nature Center to volunteer.

Halloween Hoopla Positions
For: Teens 16+ & Adults, (Age 15+ are welcome to volunteer on the Trick or Treat Trail)
Time Commitment
Volunteer Shift: 1:30-5:30 p.m.  Saturday, Oct. 26 2019
Location: Farm Entrance, 1701 Charlton St. in West St. Paul. Your Volunteer Check-in will in the big red building next to the white house.

Dress up with the Halloween spirit and join us during the event to assist with an activity, admissions, concessions, or on our family friendly trick-or-treat trail. Choose the role that best fits your style and enjoy pop and pizza at the end of the night. Position descriptions listed below.

Date: 10/26/2019 (Sat.)

Time: 1:30pm - 5:30pm CDT

Location: 1701 Charlton Street in West St. Paul, MN 55118

Created by:   Dodge Nature Center
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Available Slot

Friendly Trick Or Treat Trail (30)

Hand out treats on this family friendly trail, costumes need to be family friendly or nature related

2 of 30 slots filled
Peter Garretson
Jon Pontinen

Admissions Gate 1 - Farm Entrance (4)

Check-in guests that still need to pay (money handling) & by using prepaid list. This station is located on the farm side. You would be the main entrance for the event. 1 staff member must be at this station. Adults Only.

3 of 4 slots filled
Rosie Johnson
Ryan Haight
Kathryn Doyle
Bill Doyle

Admissions Gate 2 - Marie Entrance (2)

Check-in guests that still need to pay (money handling) & also by using prepaid name list. This booth is located by the Main Office on Dodge's Main Property. 1 staff member must be at this station. Adults Only.

1 of 2 slots filled
Claire Stokes

Food Concessions (6)

Manage food and drink to get yummies in tummies. Serve and/or prepare food to guests with a team of volunteers. Money handling involved for volunteers comfortable doing so.

5 of 6 slots filled
Rachel Hughes
Sharon Grose
Kathryn Doyle
Kathy Doyle
Steve Reinardy
Janice Gestner

Bonfire Attendant (2)

Keep the bonfire blazing and ensure the safety of the visitors enjoying it.

1 of 2 slots filled
Frank Steinhauer

Nature Skit/Bird Shows (5)

Show your theatrical side as you perform for guests in our nature skit. Staff or creative adults only.

4 of 5 slots filled
Mary Dybvig
Michael Garrett
Jeff Boland

Creepy Critter Animal Handler (3)

Supervise the interaction of people and live DNC animals. Experience required.


Photographer (2)

Capture the energy of the event as you venture through the grounds. DNC photographer badge must be worn.

1 of 2 slots filled
Robert Gestner

Volunteer Check-in (2)

Volunteer checking in and out, cider support

All slots filled
Signe Hushagen
Reuben Hushagen

Runners (3)

Heroes unite! Problem solve as issues arise. Help give volunteers breaks as needed, candy store runs, keep eye on garbage becoming too full.

1 of 3 slots filled
Alan Johnston

Face Painting (3)

Creatively paint cheeks and faces of guests as a face painter.

1 of 3 slots filled
Tavaras Villagomez


Halloween stories out of Lower East

Teresa Root

Game Stations-Play a game win a prize (10)

Interact with children and give out candy as they play games, outdoors


Haywagon Driver (3)

Experienced wagon driver for trips down the farm road


Wagon Ride Assistant

Help people get on and off of wagon rides


Trouble Shooting (2)

Help where needed, break volunteers

All slots filled
Signe Hushagen
Julie Allen

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