Become a Maywood Volunteer
Volunteers are vital to fulfilling the mission of Maywood. Active community members from throughout Sheboygan County work together with staff to perform essential roles by improving the land, assisting in the visitor experience, aiding in educational programs and large public events, and others. You’ll find many opportunities here to match your interests and talents. We welcome adults and youth, as well as groups of all sizes from schools, Scouts, churches, service clubs, and businesses to join us in making a difference.
Or leave a message here for our volunteer coordinator.
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
Front Desk Greeters
Greet visitors and provide receptionist duties at the Ecology Center front desk; tend the Ecology Store, answer phones weekdays and Saturday mornings on a flexible schedule to suit you. If you like interacting with the public and sharing your love and knowledge of Maywood, this would be a great fit for you.
Land Steward Volunteer
Join our staff and volunteer community to restore and improve the natural habitat for plants and animals, including the conservation of our varied habitats and invasive plant removal on our beautiful 135 acres of land. Volunteering as a Land Steward is a great way to see the Maywood property up close and learn about our diverse habitats. It’s also the perfect place to learn about native and invasive plant species in our area, and take the knowledge with you to enhance your own property.
Plan/Assist with Special Events
A variety of opportunities are available for special events such as Flapjack Day, Maywood’s Walk on the Wild Side, Wishing for Winter, and more. From set up for events, to participant registration and check-in, collecting and processing maple sap, or assisting with craft activities with the kids, you can help make these events a success.
Help with building and/or woodworking projects from constructing outdoor informational signs and storage shelves, to painting and staining. Help create exhibits, trail signs for special events to developing nature-based craft activities for kids.
Assist with fundraising projects, make contacts to area businesses and organizations, and help assemble mailings.
Eagle Scout Projects
Maywood is honored to work with area Boy Scouts in earning their Eagle Scout ranking. Over the years, scouts have planned and developed important park features including the tiki-torch trail, the Trail of Discovery, the trail leading to the Arboretum, kestrel houses, the signage and trail in the Generational Forest, and more.
Scouts who are interested in completing an Eagle Scout project at Maywood should email Maywood with their name, contact information, and date their Eagle Scout project needs to be completed. Please include any ideas you may have about your project as well.