Volunteer

We welcome you to join in our efforts to keep Norskedalen growing. The BEST part of Norskedalen is the friendships that are made while working side by side at events or education programs or committee meetings.  Friendships that transcend generations started here while building the Homestead with families that would never have known each other had they not been volunteers at Norskedalen!

Whether you volunteer as an individual, with your group, club or organization, for a class or to earn community service, we welcome you! For more information about volunteering with Norskedalen, please contact us at 608.452.3424 or email info@norskedalen.org

 

Tasks

Norskedalen has a wide range of volunteer tasks and we are always looking for willing volunteers.  We have something for everyone: for all ages, for families, for groups, for community service, ongoing, seasonal, indoors, outdoors, nature or heritage related, with people or off on your own, the variety is endless.

Here are just a few of our current projects looking for volunteers:

  • Event volunteers: Every event we put on needs many willing volunteers.  The tasks vary with event but we always need people to help at the gate, park cars, set-up and clean-up, work in the kitchen and help with PR. In most events we welcome demonstrators of various heritage crafts and historical skills such as carving, spinning, weaving, blacksmithing, farm chores of the late 1800’s, etc.
  • Invasive Species Eradication: With over 350 wooded acres and miles of trails, we are always looking for help beating back the nasty invasives that constantly try to take over!  Buckthorn, honeysuckle, garlic mustard and multiflora rose are at the top of our ‘least wanted’ list.  We will provide training and tools!  It is a great way to get outdoors and make a difference.
  • Tour Guides and Hosts: Making sure that each and every visitor feels welcome and has a quality experience when they come here is very important to Norskedalen.  Our volunteer hosts and tour guides are the keys to making that happen.  If you love people, consider becoming a guide or host. We’ll provide the training!
  • Gardening: You can never have too many beautiful garden spots nor too many gardeners!  We have perennial gardens, vegetable and herb gardens and flower gardens that need YOUR green thumb.

Norskedalen staff provides training in any and all volunteer positions – all you need to do is share your time and enthusiasm!