Volunteer at The Northland Arboretum

Current Opportunities

  • Gardening

  • Mowing

  • Painting

  • Special Projects

Whether you would like to volunteer every day, once a week or just when you have time. You can find out more about these opportunities and sign up for a volunteer slot by emailing our Volunteer Coordinator, Loni Heldt.


Get Involved

Have an Impact

Now is the time to get your hands dirty at the Arb! Click below to contact our volunteer coordinator and reserve your garden or volunteer task. We can't wait to get you started!

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2021 Haunted Trail

October 21-23
6:30-9:00 p.m.

We are looking for groups & organizations to sponsor a scare section for our 2021 Haunted Trail, at the Northland Arboretum.  

The Haunted Trail is an outdoor walking trail. We have cool props and costumes for you to borrow or you may use your own. We have different theme ideas for you to pick from such as, Medieval, Egyptian tomb, scary clowns, human butcher shop, snake pit and more or you may get creative and come up with your own idea! We are especially looking for theatrical and high tech students to create a virtual reality. There will be a low scare and a high scare section for you to pick from.


Volunteers of the Month

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September Volunteer of the Month

Lori Wick

I moved to Brainerd in December 2020 from the Hutchinson area. My first order of business after the move was signing up for a membership at the Northland Arboretum. At that time, I also learned of their need for volunteers and thought it would be a great way to meet new people. I really enjoy the outdoors and people so this opportunity working the front desk welcoming visitors has been truly rewarding. The Arb has something for everyone; art classes, nature walks and so many different events celebrating holidays and the great outdoors. I would encourage anyone that has an interest in the outdoors to visit the Arboretum and to share this gem in the heart of the Brainerd/Baxter area!