Volunteer with us!

volunteers planting a tree

Saint John's Outdoor University and the Abbey Arboretum rely on a dedicated crew of volunteers for all of our work. For most jobs, experience is not required, but enthusiasm and an interest in the environment definitely are!

Have a group interested in service-learning? Sign up for one of the opportunities below or contact us for other options.

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Spring 2018 Volunteer Opportunities 

Signing up for most opportunities is helpful, but not required.

Saturday, May 5, 2018
Abbey Conservation Corps Kickstart -
Wild Orchard Tree Planting
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., anytime

Orchard Planting Sign-Up

Join us in the first ever Abbey Conservation Corps stewardship activity! We will be planting 500 fruiting trees and shrubs on the north end of the new solar garden that was installed in 2017. Come when you can and stay as long as you like.

Wednesday Workdays
April 18-November 15, 2018
1:15-3:30 p.m.

Workday Sign-Up

  • All the events take place between 1:15-3:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 
  • No experience necessary!  Must be 18 years or older, or accompanied by an adult.
  • We will provide any tools/gears needed for the project, but you are welcome to bring your own.
  • Signing up is helpful but not required

Prescribed Burns

Burn Volunteer Sign-Up

This spring we are hoping to do some prescribed fires to replenish the nutrients in the soil and fend off invasive species. We will have various shifts with jobs for everyone! No experience is necessary to volunteer, but volunteers must be 18 years or older. More information about prescribed burns and a schedule of potential dates will be updated on the prescribed burn web page during the burn season (typically April-May and Oct-Nov).