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Alumni Work Week

  • May 28, 2018
  • June 10, 2018
  • Northern Tier, 14790 Moose Lake Rd, Ely, MN 55731


Register to express your interest in volunteering.

(Please be sure to directly confirm your attendance with the volunteer coordinator before arriving at Northern Tier.)
Registration is closed

Registration has closed. If you wish to volunteer and have not registered, please contact Dick Shank at ‭(612) 859-7268‬. 

Alumni Work Week: Join us to give back and have fun!

Update: Those already registered can download the attendee information sheet here.

This is your chance to support the Northern Tier programs. You'll earn a “sweat-equity” polo shirt and enjoy camaraderie with your fellow alumni while giving back. A win-win proposition!

This year’s “Work Week” is May 28th to June 10th. We can use help for a day or a week, so come as early and stay as late as you can! Bring your skills and enthusiasm; we will provide on-the-job training and tools. As a bonus, you can take part in training week activities as your interest and time permit.

For this year's project, we will construct a new deck outside the “Welcome Cabin.” The deck is for arriving crews during their check-in. A variety of other smaller projects will be available, including indoor locations. We will provide meals and bunkhouse accommodations at no cost to you. A volunteer dinner will occur around June 9th.

Seminar day sponsored by the alumni association will be on June 10th. It provides staff additional education in outdoor and guiding skills. Past seminars covered topics including route planning, storm-proofing, plant identification, geology, trail baking, fishing, birding, shore lunch skills, history, ecology, astronomy, and weather. Contact us on the website if have any expertise to share during this day.

Consider contacting your fellow alumni to participate with you and make your own reunion part of the fun. You may choose to volunteer a few days and then head out on a trip. The base will be glad to help outfit you if needed (you must make advance arrangements with Northern Tier at

We hope to hear from you! 

  • Arrange your Work Week participation in advance by registering online.
  • Sign up early to help Northern Tier and your fellow alumni with planning.
  • Come as early and stay as late as you can. Arrivals starting Monday, May 28th with departure by June 11th.
  • Be a member in good standing. Join online at

Please contact us if you have questions.

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