How to Become a Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Volunteer

Our volunteers play a vital role in the Arboretum's success, contributing their time, skills and energy every day. Opportunites to work with plants and people abound - in gardens and greenhouses, with school visits or special events, in research labs and the mail room. Join in, meet new people, learn new things and help the Arboretum keep growing.

Signing up to volunteer at the Arboretum is a self-directed process. Find out if it's the right fit for you by following these THREE easy steps.

STEP ONE

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions page. Once you have carefully read the entire FAQ document, please proceed to STEP TWO.
   

STEP TWO

Review the upcoming New Volunteer Orientation schedule by CLICKING HERE. Once you have selected an orientation date you would like to attend, be sure to follow the link in the document to register online.

   

STEP THREE  

Attend your selected orientation where you will complete your official application and learn all about being a Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Volunteer!
After you attend orientation, submit all required forms and documents, and complete a background check (we'll walk through all these things with you at your orientation), you will be ready to begin applying for volunteer opportunites!

Click here to preview current volunteer opportunities in advance of orientation.

 
 

Additional Information

  • If you have read the Frequently Asked Questions page and still have questions, please contact the Manager of Volunteer Services at arbvol@umn.edu or 612-301-1203

 

 

 


Becoming a Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Volunteer

Our volunteers play a vital role in the success and maintenance of the MN Landscape Arboretum and its beautiful gardens.  Without volunteers the Arboretum could not be the premier public garden that it is!

  • In 2013 we had over 900 active volunteers, some participate year round in a wide range of roles.
  • In 2013, Arboretum volunteers donated 38,475 hours of their valuable time!
  • By joining the ranks of current volunteers, you too can contribute to this magnificent Arboretum.

 

Thank you for your interest in a volunteer position!