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.

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Spring 2018 Volunteer Opportunities 

Saturday April 21, 2018
Abbey Conservation Corps Kickstart -
Wild Orchard Tree Planting
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Join us in the first ever Abbey Conservation Corps stewardship activity! We will be planting 1000 fruiting trees and shrubs on the north end of the new solar garden that was installed in 2017. 

Wednesday Workdays - Coming Soon!
April 18-November 15, 2018
1:15-3:30 p.m.

  • All the events take place between 1:15-3:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 
  • No experience necessary!  Age: 18 and older
  • We will provide any tools/gears needed for the project, but you are welcome to bring your own.
  • Signing up is helpful but not required

Prescribed Burns

This spring we are hoping to do some prescribed fires to replenish the nutrients in the soil and fend off invasive species. We will have various shifts with jobs for everyone! No experience is necessary to volunteer, but volunteers must be 18 years or older. For more information visit the prescribed burn page and please fill out the prescribed burn volunteer form if you are interested.