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Volunteering at the Monk Botanical Gardens

The Monk Botanical Gardens depends heavily on volunteers. And our volunteers—hundreds of them—enjoy working at the Gardens. From weeding and clearing brush, to trimming trees and bushes, to planting the gardens and building and maintaining our structures, to helping with events and committee work…volunteers perform thousands of hours of service that are helping us grow the Gardens into Central Wisconsin’s first and finest botanical garden.

We believe that people of color and LGBTQ people must be a part of the Gardens' team for us to succeed and serve the entire community. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.

If you would like to inquire about volunteer opportunities or have questions, please contact us at volunteer@monkgardens.org.

Are you a current volunteer?  Click here to record your monthly hours.

Volunteer Opportunities

Treasurer: The Monk Botanical Gardens is seeking a passionate, open-minded, task-oriented person with accounting skills to serve as its treasurer starting in January 2021. We believe that people of color and LGBTQ people must be a part of our board for the Gardens to succeed and serve the entire community. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities. Download the job description here.  To apply, email your interest to dhoward@monkgardens.org.  

Handy Person: Looking for someone who likes to fix and build stuff.  This would be an on call position where we would call when stuff broke.  We have two buildings that include bathrooms and gates that sometimes need repairs.  

Docents (Garden Guides-Summer only): Share your knowledge by leading tours of our Gardens for adult groups and school groups. Welcome and direct the public, hand out support materials and answer questions about the Garden’s grounds, programs and history.

Garden Maintenance Member: A special opportunity for gardeners wishing to help with weeding, pruning, planting and maintaining beds at the Gardens.

Media Assistant: Create social media marketing plans and implement to promote our programs and fundraising efforts. Conduct website updates. Can be from the convenience of your own home.

Graphic Design: Love to design posters, brochures and other printed materials? Must be able to use InDesign.

Special Events Supporter: The Gardens has several special events that allow people to come and experience the Gardens in a variety of unique and exciting ways. The success of these events depends on the time and talents of our volunteers. Help with set up, flow of event, and clean up for family and/or adult event/project/workshop.

Committee Member: Serve on a Garden Committee (Alice in the Gardens, Trivia Night & Fundraiser, Finance, Development, Grounds, Facilities, Governance, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility ).  Time committment varies.  

Volunteer Coordinator: Work with the volunteers of the Gardens to create a well-organized, rewarding volunteer program.

Volunteer Recruiter:  Help us find new volunteers.  Use social media, attend events and get creative!