Non-Profit Development/Special Event Management Volunteer Position




Short-Term (few weeks/months)


330 Femrite Drive
United States


The Aldo Leopold Nature Center is looking for several motivate individuals to join our volunteer program!

Help the Aldo Leopold Nature Center fulfill our mission to provide innovative and interactive environmental education programs that “teach the student to see the land, to understand what he sees, and enjoy what he understands” in the spirit of Aldo Leopold, famed Wisconsinite and the father of modern conservation. 



Supervisor: Kelley Van Egeren, Director of Development

Hours: 10 hours/week preferred but negotiable, Monday - Friday 8 am to 5 pm

Length of Service: Fall Semester

Compensation: Experience, increased knowledge/skill level and reference

Transportation: Vehicle needed, the nearest bus stop is about 3/4 mile from ALNC


Responsibilities/Opportunities: To gain experience and increase your knowledge and skill level in the fields of special event management and non-profit development. Duties may include:


Special Events: Assist the Director of Development with all aspects of event concept, development and management, including brainstorming ideas, volunteer recruitment, management and acknowledgement, creating dynamic event promotional materials, securing in-kind donations and day of event participation.


Planning: Assist the Development Director in drafting development plans to support the organization’s mission and strategic goals, including new fundraising and donor cultivation events.


Prospect Research: Research and discern viability of foundations, corporations and individuals for compatibility with ALNC’s mission and focus.


Solicitation: Assist the Director of Development with expanding existing development programs such as membership drives, direct mail solicitations, major donor campaigns, special appeals, fundraising and donor cultivation events (Brainiac Bowl, Cocktails in the Cattails, Run Wild in the Woods, Pipers in the Prairie, etc.), proposals and sponsorships, online solicitation, etc. and creating new and innovative fundraising initiatives.


Other tasks as assigned by the Director of Development


Good Microsoft Word and Excel skills

Creative team player with good people, communication and organizational skills

Results orientated, responsible, able to take initiative and exhibit resourcefulness

How To Apply

Individuals interested in this position are asked to contact:

Kelley Van Egeren, Director of Development

Aldo Leopold Nature Center

330 Femrite Drive, Monona, WI 53716

608-216-9373 /