All volunteer contributions of all ages and experience are welcome. (Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). Got a group? Master Gardener’s, Girl or Boy Scout Troops, church or corporate groups welcome! Check out some of things we need here. When you volunteer at the Gardens, you:
- Help others understand the transformative power of nature in our lives
- Have the deep satisfaction that you help make our community a stronger and more beautiful place.
- Engage new friends, learn new skills and share your knowledge!
- Have fun!
Volunteer Opportunities: Take a look at what we have available!
Fill Out Online Volunteer Interest Form
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We need volunteers of all skill levels!
Group Volunteer Days
What: Got a group of people for one day that want to improve the community? Give us a shout and we’ll arrange for a day of planting, weeding, clean-up, trail maintenance, plant labeling, bulb-planting, tree planting, spreading mulch, or working a special event!
Special Event Volunteers
Where: Conservatory, or other venues where we have events, outreach
What: Handing out fliers, guest assistance, registration, ticket taking, set-up/take-down decorations, set-up/takedown of chairs, tables, tents; pricing, greeting, handing out programs, selling raffle tickets, etc
Annual Plant Sale
Where: At the Gardens, and other sites
What: Help make our Annual Plant Sale a success! Help with plant ID, labeling, pricing, making signs, flyering, assist on Plant Sale days with check out, customer assistance, set up, cleanup. Dig and pot up plants in Fall and Spring.
When: 1-2 hours a week, May-October
What: Be part of an illustrious team responsible for maintaining the health and beauty of the gardens. Groomers water, weed, deadhead, prune, replace plants as necessary. You can pick from a variety of areas: Conservatory, Terrace, Knot Gardens, Side Beds, Front Beds, Woodland Garden, Hornbeam Allee, Roses. Work singly or in a group.
Garden Clean Up and Prep Days
When: April 2, April 8, May 12, 13-14, Oct. 15, Nov. 5
What: These events are 4 hour time-frames, but you can come for an hour or two, or all four. Tasks could include garden clean-up, pruning, trash pickup, dividing/cutting back perennials, annual removal, sweeping terrace, moving and arranging containers, etc.
When: March and late Oct/Nov.
What: .In March, we’ll spend a few hours to remove the lights, roll them, and place in inventory. In October, we’ll be indoors for 2-3 hours, as we prep lights, wreaths and trim for the November lighting. In November, we’ll string lights and decorate our larger containers with evergreens, seasonal branches, etc. Hot chocolate, cider and donuts, too!
Do You Have A Mad Special Talent? We could use your help, too!
Tree lover wanted to assist in strategy to identify valuable trees on seven-acre site, develop and implement management plan for them to grow and thrive.
When: Twice a month, 1-2 hours at the TCF Office
What: Data entry and bookkeeping tasks. Knowledge of accounting principals and Quickbooks for Non-Profits required.
Looking for an experienced photographer to help us document our special events, classes and activities in the Gardens. We’ll give you tons of accolades as well as photo credit.
Looking for a PR professional who would like help us with our public relations strategy.
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Got a question or need more info? Check out our FAQs or contact Louise Doute, Director and Volunteer Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Call or Write: Taylor Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Box 1903 Taylor, MI 48180 888-383-4108