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”Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”

– Vince Lombardi


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:

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


• Event set up
• Maintenance


 Guest Services:
• Indoor Garden Ambassador
• Visitor Services Representative

• Collection Management
• Outdoor Gardener
• Invasive Species Control


Office Assistance:
• Marketing Assistant
• Special Events Assistant


Special Events:
• Special Events Volunteer




Special Event Volunteer Opportunities


WPS Garden of Lights   (November 27-December 30)

Soup With Substance

Winter Family Festival   


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


Please note: it may take up to two weeks for your volunteer application to be processed. If you do not receive an email response from the Garden within two weeks of submitting your application, contact the Volunteer Manager at volunteers@gbbg.org. Volunteers must be able to communicate with the Volunteer Manager via email. Due to the large number of volunteers that the Garden utilizes, it is difficult to keep volunteers without access to email updated on our volunteer needs, opportunities, programs and policies.

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.


2600 Larsen Road
Green Bay, WI 54303

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Contact Us

Phone: (920) 490-9457
Toll Free: (877) 355-4224
Fax: (920) 490-9461
Email:  info@gbbg.org 

Garden Hours

November 1 - December 31
Weekdays • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
*November 26 • CLOSED
*December 24-25 • CLOSED

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General Admission

GBBG Members - Free
Adults (ages 18+) - $9
Students (ages 13-17) - $7
Students (w/ school ID) - $7
Children (ages 3-12) - $5
Children (ages 2 & under) - Free
Seniors (62+), AAA Members, Military - $7
NWTC Students & Faculty - Free w/NWTC ID

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