Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested?


We have had several enthusiastic individuals, families, student groups, camp groups, and more volunteer with us over the years. Some people volunteer once and some have donated over twenty years of service to the Listening Point Foundation in one way or another. We are grateful for them all!

We believe in the mission of the Listening Point Foundation, and our volunteers do too. Whether you live in the Ely area or can only volunteer for a day, we always appreciate an extra pair of hands!

Our volunteers do a wide variety of activities!

Those who help out at least once a year usually do so at our annual LPF events. We usually have a booth at the Blueberry Arts Festival at the end of July, and all are invited to our Annual Sigurd F. Olson Birthday Luncheon down in St. Paul in mid-April and our Annual Northwoods Dinner in Ely at the beginning of September.

Other volunteers help on a more regular basis throughout the year, and the opportunities are endless! If any of these interest you, please let us know!


  • gardening
  • office work
  • handyman tasks
  • yard upkeep


  • property maintenance
  • cabin maintenance
  • tree work


  • tour guide program
  • booth volunteer
  • event volunteer

We have a great group of volunteers who guide our visitors on the tours of the Olson family home, Sig’s Writing Shack, and Listening Point. Our trained, volunteer guides each have a unique perspective and connection to Listening Point. They provide thoughtful perspectives, ecological information, and interesting stories that connect the past to the present.

If you are interested in volunteering for the Listening Point Foundation, please get in touch by filling out the form below!

    **If "No," please explain in the box below (i.e. Group coordinator, etc.)
  • Please check all that apply!
  • Why are you interested in volunteering? Do you have questions about any of the above activities? Do you have a specific idea for a volunteer project? Let us know below!

Office Hours: M-F 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Hours vary.

Direct Mail

PO Box 180
Ely, MN 55731