Volunteer

Friends of Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center could not be successful without our volunteers! Make a difference and be a part of a greater mission. There are many different opportunities to volunteer, pick the one or ones that best suit you.

Benefits of volunteering:

  • Volunteers enjoy the personal satisfaction that comes with giving of time and talent to further environmental education and the preservation of the Marsh, an international treasure
  • Contribute toward community enrichment by making our center available 7 days a week
  • Contribute volunteer expertise to a leading local conservation and education organization
  • The opportunity to gain personal growth and satisfaction
  • Meet new people
  • Build your resume
  • Be part of the Friends mission

Click here to complete our volunteer interest form

Ways to Volunteer

Visitor Services Volunteer

Visitor Services shifts are broken into morning and afternoon times, 7 days a week. Weekday shifts are 10am to 1pm and 1pm to 4pm. Weekend shifts are 10am-1:30pm and 1:30-5pm. Responsibilities include: greet and answer questions for center visitors, show the marsh movie in the auditorium, offer maps and brochures, help with directions, track number of visitors and make each Horicon Marsh visit as pleasant and informative experience as possible.

Gift Shop Volunteer

Gift Shop shifts are broken into morning and afternoon times, 7 days a week. Weekday shifts are 10am to 1pm and 1pm to 4pm. Weekend shifts are 10am-1:30pm and 1:30-5pm. Responsibilities include: welcome visitors to the Shop, highlight merchandise, finalize sales, wrap items and make each purchase a special destination experience. Other duties may include: clean and dust shelves, sweep as necessary stock merchandise as needed.

Hospitality/Special Events

Examples of events and volunteer roles: Movies, luncheons, snow shoe hike/walk, paddle event. Responsibilities may include: planning, coordination, setup, cleanup, greeter, parking attendant, registration, refreshments attendant, server, pickup and delivery of items. Shifts and opportunities will vary and be announced as needed.

Trails/Habitat Management

Help to build, restore and improve public access and recreational areas. Invasive species control. Nest box maintenance. Work on a variety of Marsh management and habitat projects with DNR and Friends of the Horicon Marsh.

Maintenance

Building maintenance, weed landscaped areas, trim, cleaning windows, mow and trim around building, sweep sidewalks, entry ways, pick-up litter.

Volunteer Naturalist

Assist DNR wildlife education staff with school and community groups at the center and on the marsh. Volunteer naturalists will be required to go through training and may be subject to a background check.

Office Assistance

Data entry, assist with prepping and assembling mailings, filing, call for volunteer help, publicity, donor records, assist with creation of posters and brochures and signs. Phone, computer, and email work will be required for this volunteer position.

Volunteer Coordination Assistance

Assist with coordinating daily volunteer schedules. Keep track of volunteer hours, awards, incentives. Assist with award luncheons and dinners. Phone, computer, and email work will be required for this volunteer position.

Current Volunteers

Click here to sign up for the gift shop

Click here to sign up for the visitor services