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Join the worker bees
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.
How can you help?
We are looking for Worker Bees of all ages and abilities. We ask that kids under the age of 16 be accompanied by a parent or adult. Our volunteer program opportunities are wide-ranging and include tour guides, informational greeters, general maintenance and handyman help (painting & small repairs like picnic tables, etc), garden helpers, front gate workers, and event support. We also have opportunities for group workdays and individual hours of service every day of the week. Let us know how you are able to help and we can identify projects that align with your values.
Worker Bees that contribute more than 6 hours of service will receive an annual membership at a 50% reduced rate and a free t-shirt. Additional discounts on special programming and an invite to the appreciation picnic are also a benefit of volunteer service.
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.