We need your help

Volunteer at the Arboretum

Opportunities for the 2016 Season!


Welcome Center Greeter: This person will mainly greet visitors, give them maps and information and help sell items in the Gift Shop. Each shift is 3 hours long.  No experience necessary.


Moonlight and Roses Gala Chair Person: This person will be in charge of our gala fundraising event, Moonlight and Roses. This event takes place in July. This person will oversee the event, help choose the theme, secure auction items, etc. Time commitment will be about 2-5 hours a month until closer to the event, and then will increase until the time of the event. No experience necessary.


Education Committee Member: We need experienced educators to join our Education Committee! We would love to have amazing educational opportunities for the Cedar Valley. This committee would require a greater time commitment during planning times, and could occasionally be needed to volunteer during the summer for youth education events. This person would aid mainly in curriculum development.


In-House Events Committee Chair: This person will lead the Events Committee, which handles our Board Retreat, Annual Meeting, Mid-Summer Celebration, and Putting the Gardens to Bed events. Main duties will include setting up the menu, securing food, deciding on decorations, and hosting these events. This usually is a 1-5 hour per month commitment, depending on if there is an event. No experience necessary.


Tour Guides: During the summer, we give many tours to school/daycare groups, garden clubs, retirement homes, etc. This would be an as-needed position. You will learn about the Arboretum and will be given a general outline of a tour. No experience necessary.


Garden help: We specifically need help in the Rose Garden and the Children’s Garden. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Rob can teach you everything you need to know. Time commitment is 2-3 hours a week!


If you decide you would like to volunteer at The Arboretum, please contact Executive Director, Rob Pruitt, at director@cedarvalleyarboretum.org or call (319)226-4966.  

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