Onsite Volunteer

Organization: North American Bear Center

Location: 1926 Highway 169, Ely MN 55731

Reports to: Volunteer Coordinator

Position Summary:

  • Educate visitors about our four ambassador bears
  • Assist and interact with visitors inside and outside responding to questions
  • Interact with visitors on the Viewing Deck and Nature Trail
  • Assist with various aspects of Bear Care as assigned.  (Could include enclosure cleaning, food preparation, and assisting with Behind the Scene tours)
  • Other duties as assigned


All training will be done on a one-on-one basis upon arrival and will be on-going.


  • May include moderate lifting
  • Standing and walking for long periods of time (up to four hours).