Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

Volunteer

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With all the places you could volunteer in the Cedar Valley, we are sure glad you’ve chosen the Arboretum!

If you are interested in learning more about the many volunteer opportunities at the Arboretum, please read through the lists below.  We also encourage you to visit our website at www.cedarvalleyarboretum.org.

If you decide you would like to volunteer at the Arboretum, please contact me at director@cedarvalleyarboretum.org or call (319)226-4966.  You will then be invited to attend a one-hour new volunteer session, where you will have the opportunity to tour the grounds and learn more about volunteering at the Arboretum.  If you are interested in volunteering after your session, we will help you find a good fit with your time schedule and needs of the Arboretum.

And bring a friend! Do you have a family member or friend that would also enjoy volunteering at the Arboretum?  We encourage you to pass this information along to them! And you are always welcome to bring them along when you are volunteering!

The Arboretum is a dynamic (and fun!) organization. Volunteer positions at the Arboretum encompass every area of the organization. People of all ages, skill levels, talents and interests are encouraged to get involved with opportunities available to fit most schedules.

leadership The Arboretum is led by several talented committees with members providing a broad variety of talents and professional expertise.  Most of the committees meet monthly for one-two hours with some independent work.  Arboretum committees include: Board of Directors, Development, Education, Finance, Planning & Operations, Fall Harvest Festival, Site Development, and Public Art.

grounds management Volunteers work with the Director of Horticulture to maintain the buildings, grounds, and gardens at the Arboretum.  Members of the Planning & Operations Committee are also heavily involved in grounds management.

visitor services Located just off a major Iowa highway, the Arboretum hosts tourists and travelers from across the country throughout the growing season.  Since we do not have a visitor’s center, greeters volunteer on the weekends (the Arboretum’s busiest time) to welcome and provide information to visitors.

community engagement The Arboretum’s main event each year is planned by the Fall Harvest Festival Committee with many volunteers helping on-site during the event.  The Arboretum also hosts two smaller events throughout the growing season and as more volunteers get involved in this area, the Arboretum hopes to host more summer events.

education The Education Committee supports most summer programming, but volunteers are often called to lead adult programs and assist with youth programs.  The Arboretum also writes a monthly e-newsletter, the View, sent out to Arboretum volunteers and supporters. Volunteers help with writing articles, taking photos and designing.

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Written by cedarvalleyarboretum

March 25, 2009 at 10:35 pm

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