Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a volunteer at The Morton Arboretum. When you have completed the form, click the submit button at the bottom of the page.

Demographic Information

Please provide the following information. It is used only to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers.


Please enter the information about your most recent employer.

Emergency Contact

In an emergency, who should we contact?

Personal References

The Volunteer Office will email two personal references as part of the application process. Please list two references not related to you:

Volunteer Interest

Please check three areas of greatest interest to you.

Special Skills and Professional Experience

Please list any skills, professional training, interests, hobbies, or other information that would assist us in placing you as a volunteer.


When are you available to volunteer?

How did you hear about our volunteer program?

Please list as many as apply:

1. Member Newsletter 2.Current Arboretum Volunteer (include volunteer name)

3. School Service Learning Program 4. Work Wellness Program 5.Other.

Why Volunteer

Please let us know why you are interested in volunteering with The Morton Arboretum. You must complete this section to be considered for the volunteer program.

Background Check

Background checks are required in some Arboretum assignments. Do we have your permission to request a background check?

Required COVID-19 Volunteer Guidelines & Protocols

The Morton Arboretum requires volunteers and affiliates (ages 16 or older) to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to serve.  

Would you be able to comply with these conditions and provide us with a proof of vaccination?

I Agree

I understand and agree that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as a Morton Arboretum volunteer, and that there may be certain qualifications I must meet, including the acceptance of established volunteer policies and procedures before I may begin volunteering.
By submitting this form, I attest that the information I have provided on the form is true and accurate.