Ecology Volunteers

Hawthorn Hollow has opportunities for individuals or groups to participate in land stewardship and our conservation efforts. These outdoor positions often involve invasive species removal, brush clearing, and habitat restoration.

Email Emily Leonard for more details:




    Event Volunteers

    We have many annual events that are possible thanks to our generous volunteers! From Birds & Breakfast, the Pike River Benefit Concert series, and the Walk in the Woods Art Fair we have many different roles and opportunities for volunteers to assist with events.

    Volunteer positions:

    • Boutique Assistant
    • Ticket Sales
    • Parking Assistant
    • Food/Beverage Server
    • Sound Engineer
    • Activity Assistant

    Email Jeremy Haag for more details:

    Education Volunteers

    Hawthorn Hollow operates field trips from spring to fall. Topics range from maple sugaring, native pollinators, to exploring our pond, and more! Our Education volunteers assist our Naturalist with prepping and delivering our field trips. We often work with elementary aged students but classes and ages will vary.

    Volunteer positions:

    • Education Assistant

    Email Kailyn Palomares for more details:


    Farm Volunteers

    The support of our volunteers help us advance the Heritage Farmstead’s mission of promoting healthy eating in our community through demonstration of organic produce production and educational programs.

    Volunteer positions: 

    • Garden Assistant
    • Produce Delivery Assistant
    • Harvester 
    • Market Assistant
    • Beekeeping Assistant (some experience required) 
    • Grant Researcher/Writer (some experience required
    • Email TJ Leveque for more information: 

    Grounds Volunteers

    Hawthorn Hollow currently has nearly 20 acres of manicured grounds to stroll through and appreciate. It takes a lot of work to make this land as beautiful as it is and we owe it all to our fantastic volunteers! These amazing people generously spend their time pulling weeds, watering, mulching trails, and planting specimens.

    Email TJ Leveque for more information:


    Observatory Volunteers

    The Charles & Kathryn Heide Schoolyard Observatory hosts daytime and nighttime field trips & classes, scout merit badge workshops, as well as star parties. Volunteers support our efforts in providing consistent weekly programs for our community!

    Volunteer positions: 

    • Docent
    • Maintaining
    • Operator
    • Promoter
    • Storyteller
    • Welcomer

    Email Dr. William Parker for more details:


    Private Events

    We host many weddings and private events. Volunteers are needed to work closely with our Rentals Manager to prepare our sites for visitors.

    Volunteer Positions:

    • Private Events Assistant
    • House Cleaner
    • Landscaper/Maintenance

    Email Laura Smith for more details:


    Special Projects

    (Eagle scout projects, skilled work)

    Hawthorn Hollow often has a variety of projects either in progress or on the horizon.  These special projects can range from education based and events, to grounds and administrative.

    In the coming years we would like the following projects completed:

    • ADA accessible trail through the Arboretum
    • Wildlife observation blind
    • Prairie observation platform
    • Cantilever overlook in Margaret’s Garden
    • Cabin relocation
    • Human sundial for the Observatory 


    Email TJ Leveque for more information:

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