Become a Fan and Sign Up to Volunteer
We also send call-outs for volunteers through Volunteer Now, a service maintained by United Way of East Central Iowa. Register on the site and “become a fan” of the MRP page and you’ll receive an email every time new MRP volunteer opportunities are posted.
About volunteering with the Monarch Research Project
We need you! The MRP is primarily a volunteer-based operation and we rely heavily on our volunteers for everything from planning to planting, plotting to harvest.
We put out calls for seasonal, specific help (like a milkweed seed harvest day) and we also need ongoing daily help during the planting and monarch rearing seasons. Complete our volunteer sign up form to get on our volunteer call-list.
- Scout troops
- Garden clubs
- Corporate groups
- Individuals who love nature and desire to make a difference in restoring pollinator habitats and monarch population
What volunteers do
- Milkweed harvest
- Seed sorting
- Counting cat eggs
- Cleaning rearing enclosures
- General office work
- Releasing butterflies
- Organizing & powering events Seed give-away
- MZ plug pick up
- MZ eggs pick up
- Check in table or other help at events