Volunteer with Us

Volunteers are the heart of Peel Compton Foundation and log hundreds of hours each year in support of our mission. Our volunteers have unique roles in each space: giving tours at Peel Museum, maintaining trails at Coler Mountain Bike Preserve, gardening at Compton Gardens, or providing wetland restoration at Osage Park.

Apply To Be A Volunteer

Click the tabs below to learn more about the different opportunities at each community space.

Turn back time and volunteer inside Peel Museum as a docent or in the Botanical Gardens space as a gardener.

Peel Museum docent tasks include:

  • Conduct educational tours of the historic home.
  • Share the history of the Peel family and Northwest Arkansas in the late 1800s.

Peel Botanical Garden volunteer tasks include:

  • Planting perennials, annuals, bulbs, herbs and vegetables
  • Harvesting Vegetables and herbs
  • Weeding – hand tools provided by Peel
  • Propagation from cuttings
  • Seed collecting and cleaning
  • Greenhouse tasks including seeding, dividing, dead heading, repotting and weeding.

Fill out the application to become a regular volunteer, or show up at one of our workdays hosted the third Thursday of the month from 10:00am-12pm (April – October).

Share your love of gardening and help us pot, plant, and nurture native plants! Gardeners play an important role at Compton Gardens & Arboretum.

Volunteer tasks include:

  • Weeding
  • Raking
  • Mulching
  • Trimming/Cutting Plants Back
  • Planting
  • Watering
  • Seed Collecting
  • Greenhouse Work
  • Picking up debris

Fill out the application to become a regular volunteer, or show up at one of our workdays hosted the last Thursday of the month from 8:30am-11am (April – October).

Trail adopters and trail maintenance volunteers assist with the routine upkeep of our most sensitive trails to keep them open and enjoyable all year round. You can sign up to be involved with group volunteer workdays or adopt a trail to maintain regularly.

Volunteer tasks include:

  • Trail Raking
  • Storm clean upĀ 
  • Weeding and Mulching
  • Stream Clean Up
  • Group Ride – lead or sweep

Fill out the application to become a regular volunteer or join in on one of our workdays hosted the second Saturday of every month from 8:30am-11am (March – October).

Be a part of the restoration work at Osage Park! The wetlands are is an important ecosystem in Bentonville and there is ample opportunity to transform this area by volunteering.

Volunteer tasks include:

  • Seed Collection
  • Seeding of prairie areas
  • Weeding manicured beds
  • Surveying invasive plants
  • Hand pulling invasive plants
  • Using hand tools to remove invasive plants
  • Litter and debris removal

Note: Volunteers at Osage Park may be in the vicinity of venomous snakes and poisonous plants (poison ivy, poison hemlock)

Fill out the application to become a regular volunteer, or show up at one of our workdays hosted on the Third Saturday of the month from 9-11am (April-October).