Volunteers at Peckerwood Garden support the garden and foundation in a wide variety of ways.
Watch for updates to this form and to our full Volunteer program.
Garden work, consisting of weeding, clearing, planting, and more is available every Tuesday and Friday, email firstname.lastname@example.org to join us as a first time volunteer on these days. This will expand in future to include more in-depth work and specific projects. The office opens at 9 am. You are welcome to join on these days without prior notice. Most other days are also open, with prior notice so we have work ready.
Nursery work is available at events, on garden work days, and on specially scheduled days. This includes weeding, cleaning, assisting guests, nursery sales, and will expand in future to include more work with plants and specific projects. During weekday private tours or Saturday Open Days, we have volunteers assisting in the nursery. During work days, we sometimes need volunteers to help with a variety of tasks. Currently we are in need of weeding in this area.
Office work is available as needed. We sometimes have special projects available, usually data entry or transcribing handwritten notes into text. Contact Bethany to add yourself to this availability list. email@example.com
Open day and Event work is available at all scheduled events and with some private tours. This includes greeting, tour assistant, nursery sales, ticket sales, parking direction, and more. Every 4th Saturday and the second Saturday of March, April, May, September, October, and November we have Open Day from 10 am to 3 pm. volunteers lead tours if they are trained docents, greet guests and sell tickets, assist in the nursery, assist with sales, act as an assistant on tours if they are interested in possibly becoming a docent, and other tasks as needed. We are in need of volunteers for all areas.
Docents lead tours. It is a job most people can do with help and training. Partners are available for many tours. A Docent is a teacher, serving Peckerwood Garden and the community in the field of education. Docents are knowledgeable, enthusiastic people who act as liaisons between the Garden and the general public. Docents facilitate personal interaction, education, and enrichment between Garden visitors and the garden, artwork, specimens. They develop expertise through ongoing training, research, and education. We provide documents for learning, on-on-one training with several other docents and staff, and access to the garden and other materials as you need it. You commit to a minimum of tours you will lead when you train. The amount of information appears large when you start but we are here to work with you and show you the simple stages and basics to get you started quickly. Watch for updates soon to this form and to our full docent program.
Apply for a volunteer position here or show up on a Tuesday morning.