How do I become a volunteer?
New volunteers attend a general orientation to learn about the Garden and review specific volunteer service areas. Prospective
volunteers fill out an application to indicate their interests, availability, experience, and service preferences. Current volunteer
opportunities are discussed to help match your qualifications with the Garden's needs. In many areas, you will learn on the job from
fellow volunteers and your staff supervisor. Specific training is offered and required for some service areas.
What does the staff expect of volunteers?
Expectations for volunteers are similar to expectations for new employees. You are encouraged to do your best to live up to the
Garden's philosophy and policies. At the same time, you are sure to enjoy your volunteer work at the Garden and feel that your efforts
are helping you grow as a person. Feel free to communicate with the Volunteer Services staff if you have any concerns and when you have
ideas about how you can contribute and benefit more as a volunteer.