Volunteer Opportunities

Note - The 3rd Sunday work party on April 20th is cancelled due to the Easter Sunday holiday.

We post current volunteer opportunities on Volunteer Match.  View our current volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Programs

Take a look at some of our ongoing volunteer opportunities at the garden. Most include on-the-job training.

  • Drop-in Work Parties: Can't make our next volunteer orientation, but want to get started in the garden right away? Attend one of our drop-in work parties!

- First and Third Sunday of each month from 1:00pm-3:00pm

- Every Thursday afternoon from 1:00pm-3:00pm.

  • Community Event / Outreach Volunteers: Represent the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden at community outreach festivals and garden shows, including staffing our booth at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show.

  • Mother’s Day Sale: Our Annual Mother’s Day Sale is our biggest event of the year and requires all hands on deck. We'll provide training to help you prepare for your shift. We'd love for you to join us for this momentous occasion!

  • Garden Greeters: Volunteer Garden Greeters are the first point of contact for visitors. We ask Garden Greeters to staff at least one shift a month.

  • Docents: Volunteer Docents lead garden tours and participate in leadership roles throughout the foundation. New Docent Training is held every other year.

  • Volunteer Propagators: NEW! We will be starting a pilot volunteer propagation program. Volunteers will work with nursery staff twice monthly to learn how to propagate new plants to help supply the MsK Nursery.

  • Group Work Parties: We can also schedule group of volunteers from business, companies, professional organizations, clubs, universities and schools to our garden for days of services, work parties, team-building, and more. Contact Vicki Demetre at 206-546-1281 x30 to get started!