Get Involved and Have Fun! Join Us!
Volunteering is a great way to get some "outdoor" exercise, develop new friendships, learn new skills, ensure students are connected to "the land," preserve our agricultural heritage, and help the community develop a new unique park.
Volunteer experiences are between 2 to 2.5 hours in length. Leadership is provided by APF members. Work and safety equipment is provided. Tool orientations also provided. Dress for the weather. Safety glasses, hats, full-length pants, and leather shoes are common clothing for work projects. Work days usually end with fellowship time and snacks.
Access to work projects is through the parking lot at 914 Union Road, Oregon, WI.
Volunteer opportunities within projects include:
- Planning and creating a woodlot restoration
- Creating and maintaining a prairie
- Developing trails-hiking, equestrian riding, snow shoeing, cross-country skiing
- Developing market garden farm plots and an agricultural center
- Planning and coordinating education programs for K-12, community college, and university students
- Building signs, kiosks, and a park shelter
- Creating bird habitat and a blue bird trail
- Developing a dog park (tentative planning in 2017, development in 2018)
Volunteers are covered by insurance after registering via a "signed" volunteer waiver form. People under the age of 18 need the consent of a parent. Please print and fill out either the individual waiver form or the group waiver form and bring it to our next event. Also, please review a summary of the waiver guidelines.
Other activities include semi-annual newsletter, web site maintenance, fundraising, community outreach, event planning (i.e. Global Youth Service Day, Arbor Day, Earth Day, etc.) and more!
Check out our calendar for a listing of events.