Our volunteers are the heart and soul of Green Bay Botanical Garden, each sharing a common passion to grow the community while donating their time, talents, and testimony through a wide variety of opportunities.
Opportunities vary by season.
Guest Experience Ambassador
Assist guests upon admission, answer and redirect incoming phone calls, provide sales assistance with WPS Trellis Gift Shop purchases, and promote Garden events and membership opportunities.
Adult/Youth Garden Docent
Facilitate guided adult and/or youth group tours that inform and engage guests in meaningful ways. Training and shadow opportunities are provided. Educational experience working with youth is recommended for Youth Docents.
Greet and welcome classroom participants and instructors with set up, supplies distribution, and cleanup. Engage with guests in a professional and friendly manner while serving as an ambassador of the Garden.
Story Time Volunteer
Greet, welcome, and help read stories to guests in the Garden throughout the year. Activity happens twice a week in summer, once a week in fall, and once a week in late winter through spring.
Work side-by-side with Horticulture staff to plant and maintain our beautiful and inspiring Garden. Flexible, outdoor weekday shifts are scheduled from April through mid-November, weather dependent.
Invasive Species Control
Focused opportunity to assist with stopping the spread of invasive species through various forms of removal. Flexible schedule with training provided.
Assist Horticulture staff with managing, maintaining and updating the living plant collection through database entry, label assembly and label placement throughout the Garden. Scheduling is flexible.
Monitor pollinator activity and collect data to contribute to the BudBurst program through the Chicago Botanical Garden. On a weekly basis, visually monitor 10 plants for 10 minutes each and record pollinator visitation to each plant. Must be a quality and detail oriented individual.
Assist our Admissions Team in the Fischer Visitor Center during special events like concerts and WPS Garden of Lights. Scan tickets, memberships, and other entry forms and offer assistance to guests as needed.
Help maintain the flow of guests into the Fischer Visitor center upon their arrival to ensure our Event Admissions Team can easily and readily attend to each guest. Answer guest questions as needed.
Assist guests as needed in the Garden, specifically in the Schneider Family Grand Garden during summer concerts.
Take orders from guests in the Concessions Building on the WPS Foundation Plaza. Should be comfortable handling credit card machines and cash money.
Parking Lot Attendants
Help control and direct traffic into Garden parking bays to ensure good flow and safety of Garden guests.
Help with tree and brush cutting/removal, painting, etc.
Assist with the assembly and posting of bulk mailings.
Gift Shop Assistant
Help clean and organize seasonal retail displays in the WPS Trellis Gift Shop.
Once your application is processed, our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to discuss volunteer opportunities.
Questions? Contact Kate Martin, Volunteer Coordinator, at 920.593.5686 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether you’re hoping to bring your team for a nature-inspired team-building exercise, your school group for a sun-filled afternoon, or your nonprofit organization to give back to the local community, the Garden offers a variety of options for group volunteering.
Groups can assist our Garden Team from May through October.
Together, we’ll create a volunteer outing that works for our needs and yours! Experiences vary, and volunteers can work with staff inside and out in the Garden. Extra hands are always welcome.
For more information, email our Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com.
After sharing 25 hours of service within a calendar year, volunteers will earn a permanent Garden nametag and receive a small gift provided at our annual Volunteer Appreciation Event. Additional benefits are provided based on number of hours of service.
The Garden’s growth is the result of the dedication of our founders, a group of volunteers who had a vision to bring a botanical garden to our area. Their living legacy, and the legacy of those who follow, will forever be a part of the Garden.
Because of our partnership with the hundreds of volunteers who have shared thousands of hours in the Garden since 1996, we’re able to live out our mission to connect plants with people and provide educational and recreational experiences for everyone. Their gift of time is invaluable. Only with the continued involvement of volunteers, are we able to welcome, educate, and inspire guests of all kinds.
View and bid on hundreds of items like plant containers and hanging baskets, various gift packages, outdoor living items, and so much more.
will be moved indoors with limited seating due to Friday’s weather forecast. Tickets are no longer available. We apologize for any inconvenience!
Saturday, September 30 | Garden Closed – Join us on Sunday, October 1 for our free Fall Family Festival!
September 28 | Vanderperren English Cottage Garden Closed