Volunteer

Volunteering at Circle Sanctuary

1-DSC 4025Circle is built on the efforts of people like you -- come out and join us!

Circle Sanctuary has need of volunteers year-round, at our office and nature preserve near Barneveld, WI.  
Please note: we presently have very little work that can be done remotely -- our greatest needs are hands-on and in-person.

Land Work - Medium to High physical effort

Land work involves brush clearing, wood cutting, trail maintenance and general groundskeeping of Circle Sanctuary.  Some tools are provided, but additional chain saws, brush cutters and other power equipment is very welcome.

Garden Circle - Medium to High physical effort

The Garden Circle was formed over 10 years ago by a small group of volunteers in order to create points of interest on the land.  So far, we have several garden beds near the barn that include an herb garden, a prairie garden and a small flower garden. 

The goal of the Garden Circle is to create more of these small spaces that include non-invasive, perennial species of flowers and ornamental shrubbery; all the while being mindful of native plant life that already exists.

We are looking for gardeners of all skill levels and experience.  This will be a collaborative effort in order to develop a three year plan of maintenance and creation. 

Office Assistance - Low physical effort

Come work with the Circle Sanctuary office staff!  We are looking for office help for small projects which may include data entry, assembling mailings by hand and resource shop help.  These tasks are usually low-impact and perfect for a person skilled in office administration.

Farmhouse Upkeep - Medium physical effort

The Circle Sanctuary Farmhouse is a piece of our history.  The farmhouse is over 100 years old and just received a new roof and new deck.  The farmhouse is used to house our presenters and festival staff.  We use the kitchen for prepare all the meals for our festivals and having a clean and organized facility keeps our kitchen witches happy.

We are looking for several volunteers to clean and maintain the common areas of the house.  The goal is to have a bi-monthly cleaning of kitchen, stockroom areas and dining area.  Also, we would like to have a monthly cleaning of the sitting room and bedrooms. 

Facilities Maintenance and Upkeep - High physical effort

Facilities like Circle Sanctuary require year-round maintenance and upkeep.  We also, from time to time, make improvements to our buildings and grounds.  Volunteers for these types of projects are recruited based on the project, skill level and tools needed for the project.  Volunteers with carpentry, electrical and building maintenance experience are desired.

 

Interested in Helping?

Please fill out the form below, and your information will be forwarded to our volunteer coordinating staff.