Volunteers are a big part of what makes this garden so special! Please consider joining our team of excellent volunteers. We have a variety of opportunities throughout the year for you to help sustain and improve the garden, both onsite and within the broader community. Whether your preference is to work with people, plants, or both, we have a job for you!
All volunteers are required to fill out an Individual Volunteer Service agreement prior to participation. You can download the form here. Completed forms can be sent to email@example.com
Weekly Volunteer Work Party
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Attend one of our drop-in work parties every Thursday afternoon from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Come dressed for the weather and ready to work alongside our knowledgeable staff. Work gloves and water bottles are recommended. Please arrive on time to debrief everyone together on our task or project for the day. We meet by the big house’s back (white) door, just east of the parking area. Parking can be somewhat limited, so plan accordingly, or even carpool if you volunteer with others you know.
**COVID 19 UPDATE: We have resumed our weekly volunteer work parties, but in a more limited capacity due to the ongoing COVID situation. We are asking that anyone who plans to volunteer with us, show proof of vaccination. With this in mind, we are asking any potential volunteers to please reach out and let us know if you are planning to attend an upcoming work party. Ideally, please email us at least a couple of days ahead, if possible, especially if you are new to volunteering. This gives us a chance to plan for what activities we will be doing with the volunteers, and make sure we have enough tasks in mind. Unfortunately, we will not be hosting any of our fall or winter special events this year, but we hope to see the return of these festive activities in the future. Thank you for your hard work and dedication; the staff and garden genuinely appreciate you 🙂
**For Summer Volunteers: We will require a background check for any new or returning volunteers during the summer months which overlap with kids camps. Let us know if you have any questions about this process.
New Seasonal Volunteer Opportunity
Do you enjoy talking about the Garden and greeting visitors? Have you ever considered joining the Kruckeberg team more substantively? If so, then we want you!
We are looking for seasonal support at the Garden on open days. We are looking for individuals (bring a friend) who can host at the Garden for a four-hour shift. Your presence will support the Garden staff with added engagement with guests, cashiering, and provide essential breaks, etc. While this is a volunteer position, it is a commitment. Learn more about this opportunity in the position description.
Help empower the next generation through nature-based education and exploration at the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden!
Our youth programs aim to help kids create meaningful connections to natural spaces through games, activities, art, and play. We need passionate volunteers to help with youth programs such as summer camps, nature clubs, field trips, Garden Tots, and weekend events.
No prior experience is required, but volunteers should possess enthusiasm about nature and excitement to work with kids in an outdoor garden setting! Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.
Current youth program volunteer opportunities:
We are currently looking for adult volunteers for our spring field trips, special events, and our summer Garden Tots program.
If interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-546-1281