Volunteer at the Mitchell Park Domes

Volunteering at The Domes

Volunteering at the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory requires nothing more than a minimal dedication of time, the willingness to make new friends, to learn about the Domes and meet / greet people from all over the world. Please consider volunteering in one or more of the following areas:

Committees & Board of Directors

If you are interested in joining the Board of Directors or working on a Committee please fill out this Statement of Interest form and submit either by email to: friendsofthedomes@gmail.com

or mail to:
Friends of the Domes
524 S Layton Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53215


The Friends of the Domes holds several events every year as fundraisers for the Domes:

  • Ghosts Under Glass (Halloween Event) Last Friday in October
  • New Year's Eve (an annual family event) December 31
  • Valentine Event - February 14
  • Art in the Green (Two-day art festival in the Domes and the Greenhouse Annex) May

These events simply couldn't happen without our vital volunteer base. The Domes wouldn't be the Domes without the fun and the funds that these events generate. Not only will you be providing a much-needed service to the Domes - you will have a wonderful time in the process.

Gift Shop Assistant

A gift shop assistant helps gift shop staff members with various duties as keeping the shop well stocked and tidy, assisting visitors, answering questions, bagging purchases and ringing sales. Prior experience with a cash register is a plus, but not essential.

Volunteers working 10 hours a month or more in the gift shop will receive a 20% discount on all regularly priced merchandise.

If you're interested in information, please call Mary, Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00am - 4:00pm at 414-257-5606

Education Center

Phenology Recorder - Walk the paths to look for and record plants as they bloom. Must be able to stand and walk over 30 minutes.

Nature Storytime - Reading nature-oriented books to school children. Must be able to walk, stand and kneel and enjoy working with kids. Mondays 10:00am - 12 noon.

Green Living Festival (April). Training is provided.

Path Patrol - Walk the paths to pick up litter, provide information to visitors and remind visitors of Domes etiquette. Mondays, and during the Train Show in the winter months.

Resource Keeper - Assist with management of Ed Center's library, photo collection and other informational resources. Requires organizational skills. Hours are flexible.

Consider becoming a volunteer today! Apply online by filling out the adjacent form, or download the Volunteer Application to send in by mail.

Friends of the Domes
Att: Darlene Winter
524 S. Layton Boulevard
Milwaukee, WI 53215

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