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Volunteer


Our volunteers are truly the heart and soul of Green Bay Botanical Garden. Without them, we could not provide quality programs and services, exceptional special events, or a beautifully-maintained Garden. There are many ways to get involved, and a wide variety of volunteer roles to fit your interests and skills.

How to Volunteer:

To get started, we ask that you complete a volunteer application, either online or by downloading the application, printing it out and returning it to the Volunteer Manager. Once it is received and approved, the Volunteer Manager will contact you to set up an appointment to discuss your interests and how they match with the Garden’s needs.

Volunteer Orientation:

At Green Bay Botanical, we understand you have a choice as to where you give your time volunteering. That is why an hour long, one–on-one orientation is set up to review your application and for us to get to know you better – your interests, schedule restraints and anything else you would like to share. At the same time, we thoroughly review our volunteer position descriptions so we can best match your skills, interests and capabilities to our assignments.

 

Volunteer Assignments:

After taking part in our new volunteer orientation, our prospective volunteers work with the Volunteer Manager to find a good fit within the opportunities the Garden currently has. Once a position is agreed upon between both the volunteer and the Garden, you will be put in contact with the lead staff person in charge of the designated area to schedule your training and set up a work schedule.

Group Volunteer Opportunities:

The Garden is open to working with your group: young or old, corporate, school or church organization. Together, we will work on creating a project that benefits both you and the garden on the date and time allotted. Projects will vary depending on the season, but extra hands are always welcomed! Please contact the Volunteer Manager to review your request.

 

Volunteer Expectations:

Green Bay Botanical Garden staff members greatly appreciate the work of our volunteers and make them an integral part of garden operations. Like new employees, volunteers are expected to fulfill the commitments specific to their assignments in a manner that is consistent with Green Bay Botanical Garden’s mission:

Green Bay Botanical Garden cultivates an appreciation for the enduring relationship between plants and people. Through our volunteers and staff, we serve people of all ages by providing year-round educational and recreational experiences within an environment that engages, inspires and refreshes.

 

Volunteers with suggestions, comments, or concerns are encouraged to communicate these to their supervisor, the Volunteer Manager, or the Executive Director of Green Bay Botanical Garden.

Ongoing Volunteer Positions:

Horticulture:
• Outdoor Gardener
• Collection Management

Facilities:
• Maintenance
• Event set up

Education:
• Adult Garden Docent
• Adult Education Class Assistant
• Children’s Garden Docent
• Outdoor Garden Ambassador

Guest Services:
• Visitor Services Representative
• Indoor Garden Ambassador

Special Events:
• Special Events Volunteer

 Office Assistance:
• Special Events Assistant
• Marketing Assistant

Next Steps

Does one of these opportunities seem like it might be a good fit for your interests and talents?  Then we need YOU to join our team!

To apply online click the button below or download and print an application.

Apply to Volunteer

 

For more information on becoming a volunteer, contact our Membership & Volunteer Manager, Anne Basten at (920) 491-3691 ext. 105 or by email at abasten@gbbg.org.

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