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 – Dig into 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!
  • 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.

a man waters baby raspberry plants

PHOTOS: Randall Hyman, GLPF

“I trust Savanna Institute to be careful stewards of land that’s important to me and my family, and to develop and spread farming practices that will increase biodiversity and fight climate change.”

                                                                  – Jack L., Donor

Deep-rooted long-lived tree crops improve the soil, help retain water, improve biodiversity, sequester carbon, and mitigate the effects of floods. Tree crops help us heal our climate, regenerate our communities, and share stories and values across generations. It is time to transform American agriculture through tree crops.