Become a Volunteer

Taltree is always in need of volunteers to join our efforts toward conservation, education, and inspiration!classes-700330Children's Activity in Meyer Memorial Pavilion

We are looking for volunteers to help out in the following areas:

  • Railway Garden Operations, Maintenance, & Docents
  • Office Support
  • Gardening & Landscaping
  • Field Docents
  • Special Event Support

Is Taltree a fit for you?

Do you enjoy meeting new people? Would you like to learn new skills? Are you looking for a way to give back to the community?  Are you passionate about nature? If yes, then Taltree is the PERFECT place for you to invest your time!

Volunteers get Benefits!

Not only will you feel fulfilled for contributing to conservation and education, but you also receive the opportunity to gain hands-on knowledge, meet new people, enjoy free admission on the days you volunteer, earn a complimentary membership after 30 hours of service, and attend events just for volunteers!

Steps to Become a VolunteerIMG_4156

  1. Download, print, and send in the Volunteer Information Form or fill out the online form.
  2. Attend the volunteer orientation program. Our staff will schedule a time that works best for you to come in for the one-hour long orientation. It includes an overview and history of the Arboretum as well as information about the various volunteer opportunities. For more information email or call 219-462-0025.
  3. You are ready to volunteer!

Corporate Groups and Organization Volunteers

The Arboretum welcomes the opportunity to work with local businesses and organizations to plan group volunteer days. Whether it’s planting, weeding, removing invasives or helping at special events; the volunteer experience is always more fun when it’s done with a group. To arrange a time for your employees to give back to the community, please email or call 219-462-0025.


Volunteers are invaluable sources of talent. Care and maintenance of trains and vignettes takes place inside on the lower level.