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Volunteer with us!

Saint John's Outdoor University and the Abbey Arboretum rely on a dedicated crew of volunteers for all of our work.  If you are a community member, CSB/SJU student or a visitor to Collegeville, there are volunteer opportunities available for you.  

For most jobs, experience is not required, but enthusiasm and an interest in the environment definitely are!  Volunteer opportunities can be adjusted for groups, symposiums, individual projects, or service learning; just ask us and we will be happy to work with you.

If you have any questions or further comments, please contact us

Potential Volunteer Opportunities

Community & 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 & Events

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


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Volunteer Email Form

CSB/SJU and other college students, please provide your graduation year if signing up with your school email address.

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