Conservation Service Days

Upham Woods schedules monthly conservation service days.  You can check out some of these projects on our story map. We will post information on our next work day when it becomes available. For upcoming conservation events see our Conservation Community Events page or our calendar.  If your group is interested in providing support to Upham Woods through the completion of a group conservation service project, please contact our Conservation Program Coordinator at czimmerman6@wisc.edu or call 608-254-6461 for more information.

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Volunteer Naturalists

If you live near Upham Woods and are interested in applying to become a volunteer naturalist to help teach our visiting groups on an as needed basis, please contact the main office at 608-254-6461.  A background check and Wisconsin 4-H Youth Protection Training is required for all volunteers who will be interacting with our youth participants.

Additional Volunteer Opportunities

Upham Woods is always looking for individuals that are willing to help with animal care and maintaining facilities, promoting educational opportunities and working with our staff to plan and deliver quality educational programs for public events and family camps. We are currently looking for volunteers in the following areas:

Volunteers must complete a standard background check. Volunteer opportunities can range from a few hours to a few days in length. Pick the amount that is right for you, choose an interest area and then contact us at 608-254-6461 or uphamwoods@extension.wisc.edu.

Become a 4-H Volunteer!

To volunteer as an adult chaperone at a summer or winter 4-H camp or other weekend event, become a 4-H adult volunteer! Adult volunteers must be 21 or older, be actively enrolled in 4-H and have completed the Youth Protection Process. The Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development Youth Protection program process includes:

  • Completion of the Volunteer Application Form
  • Background records check for arrest and conviction records through the approved channel
  • Participation in volunteer orientation
  • Completion of the Volunteer Behavior Expectations Form (may be combined with the 4-H enrollment form)
  • Completion of the 4-H Enrollment Form

Contact your county’s UW-Extension 4-H Youth Development Agent to find out more about volunteering in 4-H. Click here for a list of UW-Extension county offices.


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