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Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Become a Volunteer Today

Gail with a bird feeder

Have you attended a volunteer information session and/or read our volunteer handbook, and ready to jump in? We are so excited to meet you. Please complete this Volunteer Application to begin the process. 

Volunteers must be:

  • At least 18 years old, unless attending with their caregiver.
  • Willing to complete a background check at your own expense (about $25.00 but varies based on the individual), if you are not affilitated with Ohio State University as a current Master Gardener Volunteer, student, faculty or staff member. 
  • Willing to attend a 20-minute "meet and greet" and tour with a member of the Chadwick staff or volunteer community. 
  • Interested and excited to learn, to share your passions and expertise, to build community, and to help Chadwick Arboretum become a model public garden.

Volunteer Interviews take place between March - October, but you may complete this form at any time to begin the process. Virtual Volunteer Info Sessions begin in March and take place monthly. Sign up for an info session here. 


Fields marked with asterisks (*) are required

Please note: A criminal record will be considered as it relates to specifics of the volunteer position for which you are applying. A criminal record may prevent an individual from volunteering, depending on the nature of the offense.
List non-family members who have knowledge of your skills, abilities, and qualifications. Individuals should have worked with you on projects and activities and/or have direct experience with or knowledge of your qualifications.
I authorize the contact of listed references and understand that I am required to submit to an online background check prior to final consideration of my application to volunteer. I understand that misrepresentation or omission of required information is just cause for non-appointment as a volunteer with Ohio State University Chadwick Arboretium. I understand that I serve at the pleasure of the Ohio State University and agree to abide by the policies of Ohio State University and individual program areas and to fulfill the volunteer responsibilities to the best of my ability.
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