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The International Peace Garden was founded in 1932 by a group of visionaries aiming to establish a place dedicated to the ideals of peace and friendship between nations. Located near the geographic center of North America, the International Peace Garden sits on the Manitoba/North Dakota border and commemorates the long-standing peace between the United States and Canada. Today, the Peace Garden grounds span more than 2,400 acres including forests, trails, lakes, manicured gardens, conservatories, campgrounds, and more. The Peace Garden exists because of the efforts of volunteers and committed community leaders. Many of the early facilities and structures, as well as picnic areas, exist thanks to the fundraising efforts and sweat equity of local, state and provincial organizations.
Volunteer at the International Peace Garden
As summer of 2023 approaches, we are excited to announce that we continue to welcome volunteers to support our “Worker Bee” program at the International Peace Garden. We will work with you to find the perfect “volunteer” fit to support the International Peace Garden, as we work together to make the IPG a beautiful place for everyone who works, plays, or visits the garden.
How can you help?
We are looking for Worker Bees of all ages and abilities. We ask that children under 16 be accompanied by a parent or adult. Our volunteer program opportunities are wide-ranging and include tour guides, informational greeters, general maintenance, and handyperson (painting & small repairs like picnic tables, etc.), garden helpers, front gate workers, and event support. We are also looking for volunteers for our membership table, ushers, ticket takers, and assistants for children’s activities.
We have opportunities for group workdays and individual hours of service every day of the week. Let us know how you would like to help, when you are available, and we can identify projects that align with your interests.
Benefits of Volunteering:
- Meet and work with other people while developing and strengthening relationships.
- Meet visitors from all over the world.
- Learn more about the history of this gem, symbolizing the ongoing peace between Canada and the United States.
- Stimulate your senses and mindfulness while spending time in nature, with lush vegetation, lakes, the cascading water channel along the 49th parallel, ponds, fountains, fresh air, not to mention the opportunity to see wildlife and a variety of birds.
- Enjoy taking part in your chosen activity and contributing to a cause you believe in while supporting the International Peace Garden as a part of our communities.
We will kick off the 2023 season with some scheduled Volunteer Days, as follows:
- Buildings Volunteer Day – Tuesday, May 2, 2023
- Grounds Volunteer Day – Tuesday, May 30, 2023
- Volunteer Planting Day – Saturday, June 17, 2023
You will receive free admission to the International Peace Garden when you enter the garden to volunteer, 15% off any purchase at the Peace Garden Gift Shop and the Peace Café, and for every 24 hours of volunteering, you will be entered into a draw for a one-night stay at one of our cabins, to be used from Oct. 15/23 to Apr. 14/24.
Please complete the form below, and I will connect with you to plan your volunteer opportunity. If you have any questions, please email Debra McCallum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Support Matters
For 86 years the Peace Garden has been a symbol of peace and cooperation and a jewel on the prairie. The vision of a few men to create a special place and the 50,000 who gathered for its dedication in 1932 should not be forgotten by any of us. In an ever-changing world, we can not forget the importance of peace and conservation.
The International Peace Garden is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization. Your gift is used to promote the Gardens as a vital regional asset while providing valuable educational programs and special events for the community.