Join our Volunteer Corps

Do you want to plant trees on farms for the climate?

The Savanna Institute is looking for volunteers like you! We are a nonprofit organization working to lay the groundwork for widespread agroforestry in the Midwest to draw down carbon for the climate and protect water. Our Volunteer Corps helps out on our campus demonstration farms in Spring Green, WI and welcomes guests at community events in the area. When you sign up for Savanna Institute’s Volunteer Corps, you’ll receive announcements about volunteer opportunities in the Southern Wisconsin area. Will you join us?

Sign up to receive announcements about upcoming volunteer opportunities.

See what is happening at the Spring Green Campus on Savanna Institute’s YouTube Channel.

What do volunteers do?

Our Volunteer Corps supports Savanna Institute’s mission in these primary ways:

  • On-farm fieldwork – Get involved and see agroforestry in action by planting, weeding, clearing unwanted species, harvesting for research and more. Activities will vary depending on the weather and what is needed most. Bring your own gloves, water, lunch/snacks, sunscreen or other sun protection. Good humor is a bonus! We meet every third Friday during the growing season at our farm campus in Spring Green, WI for a day of field work. (Sign up no later than 24 hours in advance.)

  • Citizen scienceHelping our water quality team with stream monitoring in Spring Green, WI. Waders or tall rubber boots recommended. We will notify you of weather cancellations.

  • Event support – Helping out at events and welcoming guests to demonstration farms and community events

Join the list to receive updates about volunteer opportunities.

Hear the Stories on Perennial AF Podcast

🔊 “Is This Really A Dairy Farm?” Ask-a-Farmer with Greg Galbraith

🔊 “Is This Really A Dairy Farm?” Ask-a-Farmer with Greg Galbraith

Greg Galbraith has spent most of his life managing a dairy farm in Marathon County, Wisconsin. His farming career involved shifting his dairy operation to a grazing-based system, transitioning to organic practices, and finally passing on the farm to a new generation of organic dairy graziers. By the end of his farming tenure, his farm had so much perennial cover that people would often ask him, “Is this really a dairy farm?”

We need you!

Transforming agriculture will take a community-wide effort.

Will you give now and help the future of farming take root?