Current volunteer opportunities

Natural Area Volunteers ( Year-round and seasonal) 


Volunteers are needed to work with trained stewards on ecological restoration. The work includes cutting invasive brush, removing invasive plants, and collecting, cleaning, and sowing seed, all in the beautiful Arboretum setting. Volunteers in good physical condition, able to work off-trail on uneven terrain and in a variety of weather conditions are welcome. Volunteers must be over 18 years old and willing to make a sustained commitment. Click here to view a short video and learn about volunteer service in Natural Areas. Click here for more information. Groups with openings are listed below:


Evening Prairie: Tuesdays - 6:30 p.m. - dusk  - mid-May - mid-August

South Savanna: Wednesdays - 1:30-4:30 p.m. -  April- October

Saturdays in the Savanna: First and second Saturdays of the month - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Year-round.


Interested in volunteering in another area?

Volunteers contribute to and are engaged in supporting various programs areas throughout The Morton Arboretum: horticulture, monitoring, natural areas, research, special events, visitor services, and other areas.

Check back throughout each season for other opportunities that may become available in: