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A volunteer speaking to a visitor at The Morton Arboretum

The Arboretum’s landscape is a living laboratory, a sanctuary, a cathedral of trees. We expand Joy Morton’s founding vision through the efforts of over 1,000 volunteers. Become a volunteer of The Morton Arboretum and be a champion of trees.

Benefits of volunteering

Becoming a valued volunteer at The Morton Arboretum has its benefits, including a 20% discount on adult classes. LEARN MORE  

Current volunteer opportunities

Opportunities to volunteer at The Morton Arboretum are published regularly online. learn more  

Youth volunteer opportunities

While most volunteers are over the age of 21, there are options for teens and youth to contribute at The Morton Arboretum.   LEARN MORE


Natural Areas Conservation

At The Morton Arboretum and beyond, volunteer stewards are making a difference one community at a time. Watch the video to learn about some of the typical activities of natural areas volunteers and how this work deepens our connection to the nature and to each other. Learn more about the Natural Areas Conservation Training Program.