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Volunteer with us!

volunteers planting a tree

Saint John's Outdoor University and the Abbey Arboretum rely on a dedicated crew of volunteers for all of our work. For most jobs, experience is not required, but enthusiasm and an interest in the environment definitely are!

Have a group interested in service-learning? Sign up for one of the opportunities below or contact us for other options.

Fall 2017 Volunteer Opportunities - Wednesdays 1:15-3:30 p.m.

Workday Sign-Up Join the Volunteer Email List

(Signing up is helpful but not required)

  • All the events take place between 1:15-3:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 
  • No experience necessary!  Age:  18 and older
  • Meet at the New Science Center pendulum at 1:15 p.m.
  • We will provide any tools/gears needed for the project, but you are welcome to bring your own.

Wednesday, Oct. 18
  • Stake, mat, and cut competing vegetation back from oak seedlings in Clay Piles deer exclosure by Sugar Shack/Prep Fields
  • Please wear jeans or tough pants and long sleeves - working in raspberry/prickly ash areas
  • Optional Items: lopper, hand pruner, gloves, water bottle, insect repellent

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Community and Organization

  • Write for the Sagatagan Seasons newsletter
  • Help with the annual plant sale
  • Work at the annual December open house

Land Management

  • Maple syrup crew leader and collection teams
  • Assisting with controlled burns
  • Exotic species removal
  • Trail and lakeshore cleanup
  • Acorn and prairie seed collection

Education and Events

  • Assist Outdoor University staff in 1-2 hour field classes for local elementary students
  • Work a table at a festival or event

Sign up for our Volunteer Email List or email questions to [email protected]

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