Volunteer Coordinator

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Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, a 16,000+ acre protected forest in Kentucky, about 25 miles south of Louisville, is seeking a relationship-oriented, service-minded individual that enjoys coordinating humans and experiences.

Bernheim is home to a 600-acre arboretum, designated as Kentucky’s official arboretum. The natural landscape features 40+ miles of hiking trails and extensive natural areas managed for conservation and research purposes. Its woodlands, prairies, and wetlands make up the largest privately-owned forest in the Eastern United States dedicated to education and conservation. Bernheim is a privately owned not- for-profit, relying on donations and memberships, whose mission is to connect people with nature.

Annually, over 350,000 people experience Bernheim through visits, educational programs, field trips, and Bernheim festivals.

Bernheim’s Volunteer Coordinator, a member of the Visitor Experience department, supports the mission of Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest by building an ever-increasing network of volunteer support for the organization. The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for volunteer recruitment, orientation, project planning, implementation of volunteer activities, and volunteer appreciation.


Please send all inquiries and resumes via email to Bernheim’s HR Department.

This full-time, hourly position reports to Director of Visitor Experience. Pay range: $17.00 – $19.00 /hr. Competitive benefits package includes health/vision/dental insurance, retirement 403b match benefit and paid sick, holiday and vacation leave.

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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