The BINZ Brigade is a group of dedicated individuals who have a particular connection to Belle Isle as well as the mission of “bringing the wilds of Michigan to the heart of Detroit.” Volunteers assist the staff with projects, greet visitors and help with public feedings at the Deer Encounter. They also answer questions about the frogs, toads, turtles, bees and fish that can be seen in the facility.

Time commitment: 20 hours per calendar year

Training: individual orientation and job shadowing; $16 uniform

Scheduling: Flexible, 3-4 hour shifts

Availability: Year-round (Wednesday-Sunday)