Each year roughly 500 volunteers spend thousands of hours helping sustain the vision of Mount Pisgah Arboretum. Volunteers maintain trails, remove invasive plants, teach children about nature, and make our annual festivals possible.
Join our community today! Explore our current opportunities below, and get in touch with the listed contact for more information.
Join The Board of Directors or a Committee
See our Call To Service page for information about joining Mount Pisgah Arboretum’s Board of Directors or one of our six guiding committees.
Teach Kids About Nature! Become a Nature Guide
Lead Discovery Tours for school children in our spring or fall programs at Mount Pisgah Arboretum. Explore nature with kids and help them discover the joy of the natural world! Training is provided. Nature guides are asked to lead a minimum of one morning tour per week during the school program (late April through mid-June in spring, and late September through early November in fall). This opportunity can also be an internship for students at U of O or LCC. CONTACT: Jenny Laxton via email or call 541-741-4110.
Join an Arboretum Work Party!
Join us in caring for the Arboretum’s habitats, plant communities, and trails at weekend work parties. These opportunities are a great way to meet other Arboretum supporters and learn about local ecology while getting some exercise. Great for individuals, groups, organizations, and community service. Check our calendar for information on upcoming work parties, and RSVP to Patrick Wegner via email or call 541-225-8560.
Are You a Nature Expert? Become a Walk Leader
We’re always looking for enthusiastic and knowledgeable people to lead nature walks and workshops! Walks are short educational walks through the Arboretum, focusing on a particular ecological subject. If you have an area of expertise you would like to share with others in the community, please contact August Jackson via email or 541-741-4110.
Share Your Skills by Teaching a Workshop!
We’re looking for enthusiastic and knowledgeable people to lead nature walks and workshops! Workshops are traditionally 4-8 hours, and are instructional classes related to nature. Examples of workshops for kids or adults are: mushroom hunting, sketching, growing a native garden, etc. If you have an area of expertise you would like to share with others in the community, please contact August Jackson via email or 541-741-4110!
Help Keep the Park Safe! Join Park Watch
Volunteer to help monitor the parking lots, assist park users and provide a valuable communication link between visitors and park staff. Park Watch volunteers are Lane County Parks volunteers who help prevent car break-ins by being a visible presence in the parking lots and throughout the park. You’ll improve visitor experiences, while enjoying the beauty of Mount Pisgah! Park Watch volunteers who work at least 10 hours will earn a Lane County Parks annual parking pass good at all 69 Lane County Parks ($40 value). CONTACT: Jenny Laxton via email or call 541-747-3817.