Become a VOLUNTEER today!
The Lost Island Nature Center has numerous opportunities for anyone that wants to volunteer. Call the Nature Center at (712)837-4866 or email us at paccb@ruthventel.com to inquire about becoming a volunteer.

The Nature Center is open every  Saturday & Sunday from 1 – 4 pm from April through December.

Volunteer to be a weekend host.  Our weekend hosts greet the public, answer the phone and handle gift shop sales.  A volunteer newsletter is sent out bi-annually with recent updates and happenings at the Nature Center.

Volunteer to care for and weed flower gardens:  From April through October, we are looking for volunteers to weed the flower gardens at the Nature Center.  If you want to do it for a day, month, or several months, please give us a call.

Be a Volunteer for our Halloween Hike or one of our many other events. These types of events vary annually and can always utilize wonderful volunteers.  Both volunteers and attendees enjoy our events!


Listing of our Weekend Host Volunteers:
Margo Adams, Ruthven                               Lois Enger, Emmetsburg
Marcie Frevert, Emmetsburg                     Kris Hackbart, Emmetsburg
B. J. Hemmingsen, Ruthven                       Renee’ & Mike Kendall, Ruthven
Michelle Kogel, Emmetsburg                      Mike Moran & Nori Van Den Hurk, Emmetsburg
Lisa Markley, Ruthven                                 Mary Lou Morrison, Emmetsburg
Terry & Sandra Naig, Cylinder                   Jim & Sharon Neighbors, Ruthven
Heather Penney, Ruthven                           Barbara Phillips, Spencer
Sally & Lynn Potter, Ruthven                     Terry Putnam, Spencer
Connie Reinert, Ruthven                             Jim & Karen Sewell, West Bend
Jeriene Sleper, Ruthven                              Wendell Willrett, Ruthven
Georgia Wrightsman, Ruthven                  Dave & Cathy Wyatt, Ruthven

Thank you all for volunteering your time for the Lost Island Nature Center and Palo Alto County Conservation!