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Volunteer

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.

Volunteers who have given an average of 100 hours or more to the Garden over the course of five years or more, or a lifetime of 1,000 hours are memorialized on our Volunteer Wall of Fame in the lower level of the Schneider Education Center. The tree was donated in memory of Jim Tubbs, a volunteer with the Garden since the early 1990s.

Leaving a Legacy

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.

Ready to join our Volunteer Team?

Current Opportunities

WPS Garden of Lights

Select Nights, November 25-December 30

Volunteer Benefits

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.

Bring Your Group to Volunteer in Nature

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.

Together, we’ll create a volunteer outing that works for our needs and yours! Experiences vary by season, and volunteers can work with staff inside and out in the Garden. Extra hands are always welcome!

Would you like to greet guests with a cheerful, informative hello?

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.

Do you have a passion for education or teaching?

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.

 

Classroom Assistant

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.

 

Garden Ambassador

Greet, welcome, and engage guests of the Garden in any season, provide knowledge of current exhibit, and highlight areas of the Garden as needed.

Do you like digging in the dirt or want to grow a green thumb?

Outdoor Gardener

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.

 

Collections Management

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.

 

Citizen Scientist

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.

Are you looking to light up your evenings or weekends with special events?

Admissions

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.

 

Greeters/Line Directors

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.

 

Ambassadors

Assist guests as needed in the Garden, specifically in the Schneider Family Grand Garden during summer concerts.

 

Concessions

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.

Are you hoping to try something a bit out of the norm?

Facility Maintenance

Help with tree and brush cutting/removal, painting, etc.

 

Administrative Tasks

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.

Contact Us

For more information about volunteering at the Garden, contact Kate Martin, Volunteer Coordinator, at 920.491.3691 ext. 131 or volunteer@gbbg.org.