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Get Involved: Gardens on Spring Creek - Gardens Volunteer

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Gardens Volunteer


Description:

The Purpose of The Gardens on Spring Creek Volunteer Program is to enrich lives of volunteers and community members through our beautiful, curated gardens and outstanding education programs and events; create a financially sustainable workforce; and educate volunteers and guests about environmental stewardship through gardening.

Primary Activities:

  • Perform gardening tasks at a moderate activity level including weeding, mulching, planting, propagating, etc.
  • Assist with special events through various moderate level tasks including ticket scanning, greeting, wayfinding, interacting with public, etc. 
  • Take direction from gardens staff regarding garden and/or greenhouse work
  • Work together as a part of a volunteer team on garden projects or garden events
  • Volunteer opportunities are also available in youth/adult education and butterfly house. Additional training and a background check may be required. 

Expectations:

  • Enthusiasm for sharing a love of gardening and the natural world.
  • Participate in orientation, training programs, and program evaluations.
  • Treat visitors with courtesy and respect.
  • Act in a professional manner, which includes respecting confidences.
  • Be accountable to and supportive of the work at The Gardens on Spring Creek.
  • Verbal communication skills
  • Desire to learn about horticulture
  • A positive attitude
  • Must be able to spend days in inclement weather, on feet, and sometimes lifting objects
Time Commitment:
  • To start volunteering at The Gardens, a 1.5 hour in person orientation is required. Orientations occur twice a month - usually once on a weekday and once on a weekend. 
  • Varies depending on specific opportunity. Most volunteer opportunities occur between the hours of 9am-12pm Tuesday-Friday. Weekend and evening shifts are also available in certain areas.
  • All Gardens volunteers will remain active in our database as long as they volunteer at least once within a two-year period. After two years of inactivity, volunteers will be marked as inactive. If a volunteer would like to resume volunteering again, they will need to complete a new volunteer application, attend an orientation, and volunteer interview.
Interests:
Environment, Sustainability, Education - Native Plants, Special Events, Gardening
Skills:
Gardening, Botany, Sustainability

Not Accepting Applications

New Volunteer Applications for 2022 Gardens Volunteers are no longer being accepted. Please check back in March 2023 when our Volunteer onboarding will resume. If you are interested in volunteering with the Gardens this fall or winter, please check out our Special Events Volunteer opportunities


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