More than 200 invaluable volunteers carry out important restoration and conservation work at the Arboretum through the Natural Resources Program, The program is open to the public and anyone can get involved. You do not have to be a botanist, nor do you need to commit to regular times.
Visit the Volunteer Program page to find out how to become a volunteer with the Natural Resources Management Team. The team works throughout the Arboretum’s natural areas, including the wetlands, prairies, and woodlands.
Volunteer crews carry out many different restoration activities essential for maintaining healthy habitats on Arboretum grounds. They assist with controlling invasive species, monitoring wildlife and plant populations, implementing prescribed fire, collecting native seeds, planting native species, and other activities.
The team is composed of several restoration groups. Please check with the Volunteer Office to find out which groups are currently accepting new volunteers or view current volunteer opportunities.