Group/One Time/Corporate Volunteering

The Arboretum has over 700 volunteers that provide tremendous value with their volunteer hours on an annual basis. Our volunteers enable us to reach nearly 500,000 guests and 70,000 children per year. We encourage organizations  to bring in groups to volunteer for events and projects, and we also strongly support individual employees to donate their time and talent to the Arboretum. Many companies have a volunteer match program, so you can get paid for your volunteer time, or a donation is provided to the Arboretum. You're invited to work closely with the Volunteer Coordinator to make experiences meaningful. The Arboretum welcomes groups of volunteers from local businesses, churches, civic groups and other social organizations.

No experience is necessary!

Opportunities include:

  • Gardening: planting, mulching, weeding, buckthorn removal, harvesting
  • Building cleanup
  • Education program preparation activities

              Group from Kohl's       
  Group from The Mosaic Company

Please contact the Volunteer Center Manager at to discuss possible group, one time, or corporate volunteer opportunities.

Previous organizations that have volunteered at the Arboretum include:

General Mills
Habitat for Humanity
The Mosaic Company
Tennant Company