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.

If you are interested in volunteering and have specific questions, please contact us at volunteer@monkgardens.org.

If you would like to sign up for specific volunteer activities, please fill out our electronic Volunteer Form.

Monk Garden Volunteers: Log Your Hours and Help Us Qualify for Volunteer Credit

If you volunteer for the Monk Botanical Gardens, please click here and record your hours. The information stays securely with our volunteer coordinator, and helps the Gardens quantify our volunteer effort.


Volunteer Opportunities

Love to teach?  Love the outdoors?  Come volunteer with our Education Committee!

All volunteers will go through an orientation and be provided curriculum and training. Children’s Education Volunteers are needed year round, for preschool to grade 5, including by not limited to the following:

After school nature programs for local school districts
Youth Gardening (herbs, vegetables and flowers)
Nature Walks (birds, butterflies, turtles, etc.)
Reading in the Treehouse

If interested, please contact Shar Soto, volunteer@monkgardens.org, or 715-261-6309.

fallweb.jpgDocents (Garden Guides): 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. 

Membership Assistant: Volunteer to actively promote memberships at Gardens’ events.

Office Assistant: Volunteer to help keep the Gardens’ office functions well organized including filing, copying, labeling and/or stuffing envelopes, opening and sorting Gardens’ mail.

Bookkeeper:  payroll, pay bills, maintain QuickBooks, process donations and memberships, prepare deposits

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.

Marketing committee: Help with our marketing program. Write copy, plan campaigns, contact media, graphic arts, web site and social media, marketing strategies, and more  

Board Member:  Serve as an elected, active member of the Board of Directors for the Gardens;

Committee member: Serve on Garden Committee (Education, Events, Finance, Fund Development, Marketing, Membership, Site, Volunteer Personnel).

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