Group/One Time/Corporate Volunteering

The Arboretum has over 1,000 volunteers that provide tremendous value with their volunteer hours on an annual basis. Our volunteers enable us to reach nearly 500,000 guests and 50,000 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
  • Field maintenance at the Horticultural Research Center
  • Education program preparation activities
  • Event and exhibit installation and de-installation

Almost all volunteer activities are weather-dependent. If you'd like your team to build skills and have a great time together, please fill out this form.


              Group from Kohl's       
 
  Group from The Mosaic Company

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

Some of the organizations that volunteer at the Arboretum include:

Wells Fargo Green Team

Toro

Cargill

General Mills

Habitat for Humanity

Crown College

The Mosaic Company

Tennant Company

Kohl's 

Southwest Christian High School