Get Involved

Step 1: Volunteer Application & Interest Form

Step 1: Volunteer Application & Interest Form

Interested in becoming a Merry Lea Volunteer? Fill out our interest form to get started!

Volunteer Program Areas

Merry Lea Teaching Farm

Merry Lea Teaching Farm

Do you enjoy getting your hands dirty, working in the orchard, harvesting produce from the greenhouses or the education garden, working with farm animals, starting seeds, or more? Join us at the farm!

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Education & Outreach

Education & Outreach

Does the thought of teaching people of all ages about environmental education excite you? Do you love helping with special events such as Nature Fest? Jump into the education side of Merry Lea today!

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Administrative Support

Administrative Support

Would you rather work behind the scenes? We have various opportunities ranging from envelope stuffing to updating bulletin boards working registration tables, laminating papers and more!

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Stewardship

Stewardship

Is your ideal day spent outside in the woods, walking trails, or removing invasive species? Help us maintain and restore our 1,189 acres of land! Some opportunities are as easy as walking our trails.

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Other Skills

Other Skills

Do you have other skills that you would like to share, such as arts & crafts, photography, cooking, writing, or more? Let us know! We are always seeking more creative individuals to help us out.

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Youth & Family

Youth & Family

Check out various opportunities that are great for families or youth! Some opportunities include popping & serving popcorn during Enchanted Forest, changing out our seasonal Storywalk trail, and more.

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We’re always looking for great volunteers who have a passion for nature and learning. Contact Kaitlyn Sproles at kwsproles@goshen.edu or call (260) 799-5869.