Benefits of Volunteering

The benefits of volunteering are numerous. Your hard work means that the Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum will continue to be a wonderful place for area residents to enjoy and learn. The Arboretum is a great place to share your talents and skills with the local community.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for volunteers to assist with picking up trash, mulching, and general maintenance. No special skills, we will train when needed. Weather permitting, these are the scheduled dates. Please meet at the shelter. Hope to see you! 

Volunteer in the Prairie

Special thanks to our summer volunteers, our sessions were very successful. Keep an eye out for further opportunities.


Volunteer Positions

Currently, the Arboretum is seeking volunteers for the following positions:

Arboretum Committee

The Arboretum Committee oversees the activities and maintenance of the Gottfried Arboretum. People with good ideas, plenty of energy, and connections to the Fond du Lac community are encouraged to apply.

Prairie Fest Volunteers

Prairie Fest is an event in late July that celebrates our native plant's heritage at the Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum. A run/walk event, performers, demonstrations and walks are a part of the event. We need volunteers to help with:
• Set up/Clean up
• Staff Tables
• Publicity
• Prairie Fest Committee Member

Grounds Maintenance

Maintaining the prairie and formal arboretum is one of the most important volunteer jobs. Volunteers can help in one or more of the following areas:
• Invasive Weed Control
• Brush Cutting
• Prairie Burn
• Trash Clean up
• Monitor Bird Nesting Boxes

Outreach Volunteers

The Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum would like to improve its visibility in the Fond du Lac area. We seek skilled volunteers for the following tasks:
• PowerPoint presentations
• Events Photographer
• Class Teacher/Prairie Walks

Office Assistant

Assistance is occasionally needed with office work for the Arboretum. Data entry, mailings, copying, and poster design are some of the possible tasks.

Sign up to Volunteer

Let us know how you would like to help the Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum: