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Youth volunteers

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Youth Service Opportunities

While most volunteers are over the age of 21, there are options for teens and youth to contribute at The Morton Arboretum.  

Youth Volunteer Program

(Selection process takes place in April of each year. For more information contact youthvolunteers@mortonarb.org)

  • Youth entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade in the fall of 2019, who enjoy being outdoors, working with children, and/or gardening

  • Naturalist: facilitate activities and interact with Children's Garden family visitors.

  • Gardener: assist in planting, maintaining and harvesting from trees and plants in the Children’s Garden.

  • Science Camp: interact with camp staff to deliver informal nature-based curriculum for summer science camp participants

Support for the Youth Volunteer Program is provided by

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Scout Projects (Year Round)

  • We welcome a limited number of Eagle Scout and Gold Award Candidate projects annually. For more information contact volunteer@mortonarb.org 


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