Volunteer At Klehm
Enjoy the Benefits of Volunteering:
Klehm Arboretum strives to create a healthy and happy environment in which volunteers can enjoy their work. Some of the rewards of volunteering at Klehm include:
- Opportunity to meet and develop friendships with others who share your interests.
- Supportive environment in which you can use your skills and experience
- Flexible scheduling that works with your busy lifestyle.
Current volunteer needs include:
Garden Assistants are essential to creating a dazzling display for our visitors. Assistants work with Klehm garden staff to maintain and maximize the beauty of our display gardens. Volunteers are needed for planting, watering, weeding, pruning and cultivating plant material. Work independently, with a friend or join one of our several Garden Assistant groups that meet regularly one day a week during the growing season.
Special Event Volunteers
If you can only give a day, we still welcome your help. Klehm Arboretum hosts numerous special events each season including plant sales, concerts, social events, exhibitions and fundraisers. We have inside and outside needs, standing and seated opportunities, technical and easy jobs – whatever your skill level and ability, we can match you with an opportunity that will satisfy your volunteer interest.
Klehm Express Shuttle Drivers
Do you love spending time at Klehm? If so, we encourage you to become one of our exclusive Klehm Express shuttle drivers. Shuttle drivers receive on-site training, a Klehm polo shirt and a one-year individual Klehm membership. Drivers must enjoy interacting with people, have a good driving record, and be able to commit to one 4-hour shift weekly, from June through August.
To learn about other volunteer needs and becoming a volunteer:
- Contact our office at 815.965.8146, or
- Download, print, and mail the Volunteer Interest Form to 2715 S. Main Street Rockford, IL 61102