The Friends of Horicon Marsh Education would not be successful without our volunteers!

Make a difference by being a part of a greater mission and enjoy these benefits:

  • The personal satisfaction that comes with giving of time and talent to further environmental education and the preservation of Horicon Marsh, an international treasure
  • Community enrichment
  • Conservation and education volunteer expertise and experience
  • Personal growth and satisfaction
  • Opportunities to meet new people
  • Resum√© potential
Become a Volunteer

Ways to Volunteer

There are many different opportunities for our volunteers to choose from:

Visitor Services shifts are broken into morning and afternoon times. Weekday shifts are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Weekend shifts are 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 5 p.m. Responsibilities include:

  • Greeting and answering questions for Center visitors
  • Showing the marsh movie in the auditorium
  • Offering maps and brochures
  • Helping with directions
  • Tracking number of visitors
  • Making each Horicon Marsh visit as pleasant and informative as possible

Gift Shop shifts are broken into morning and afternoon times. Weekday shifts are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Weekend shifts are 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 5 p.m. Responsibilities include:

  • Welcoming visitors to the Flyway Gift Shop
  • Highlighting merchandise
  • Finalizing sales
  • Wrapping items
  • Making each purchase a special destination experience

Other duties may include:

  • Cleaning and dusting shelves
  • Sweeping
  • Stocking merchandise

We host many special community events each year, such as the Candlelight Hike, Horicon Marsh Paddle and Library Day. We need your help to run these events! Responsibilities may include:

  • Planning
  • Coordinating
  • Setting up
  • Cleaning up
  • Being a greeter
  • Being a parking attendant
  • Helping with registration
  • Serving refreshments
  • Picking up and delivering items

Shifts and opportunities will vary and will be announced, as needed.

Help to build, restore, and improve public access and recreational areas. Assist with invasive species control, nest box maintenance, or work on a variety of marsh management and habitat projects with DNR and Friends of Horicon Marsh.

This category includes building maintenance, weeding landscaped areas, trimming, cleaning windows, mowing around building, sweeping sidewalks and entryways, and picking up litter.

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 volunteers help with data entry; prepping and assembling mailings; filing; calling for volunteer help; publicity; donor records; creating posters, brochures and signs. Phone, computer and email work will also be required for this volunteer position.

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

Current Volunteer Opportunities