Volunteer

Volunteer with Us!

Mass Hort volunteers play a vital role in helping the gardens grow. Volunteers contribute their skills, time, and talent to help us to deliver our mission and ensure the success of the gardens. We welcome volunteers of all ages and offer a variety of seasonal or year-round opportunities to fit your interests, skills and schedule.

Please click here to see our Covid-19 protocols for volunteering

Covid-19 Volunteer Release Form 

Once you are in our Sign Up, you can also view our other volunteer opportunities by clicking the tabs at the top of the sign up page.

It’s a fun way to learn through service, connect with nature, improve health and meet new people. You don’t need a green thumb — our staff will train and guide you. We strive to provide a meaningful and rewarding experience for each of our volunteers. There are options to volunteer for corporate groups, community groups, and teens can also be a part of our volunteer community by contacting Julie Griffin at jgriffin@masshort.org. 

Take a look at our current opportunities – we’d love to welcome you to our volunteer community!

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Other opportunities may include:

Horticulture Volunteers

Assist our horticulturalists with planting, pruning, weeding, mulching, raking and watering. Learn more about plants and gardening while helping care for our beautiful gardens!

Mass Hort Plantmobile Volunteers

Help cultivate the next generation of gardeners and ecologists! Mass Hort Plantmobile volunteers work with kids to help them explore the plant world through activities at The Gardens at Elm Bank, at schools, and at community events. No experience necessary – we provide on-site orientation and training. 

Library Volunteers

Library volunteers help the oldest Horticultural Library in the country run smooth. We are particularly looking for volunteers in the following positions:

Filing – Organize and file periodicals. Short term position with flexible hours and days.

Contemporary Seed Catalog Recorder – Sort and input data onto an excel spreadsheet relating to contemporary seed catalogs acquired by the Library. Computer skills and experience with Excel helpful. Flexible hours and days.

Historic Pamphlet Recorder – Input data onto an excel spreadsheet relating to the Society’s historic Pamphlet collection at the Library. Computer skills and experience with Excel helpful. Flexible hours and days.

Flower Show Ephemera Recorder – Input data onto an excel spreadsheet relating to the Society’s past flower shows. Computer skills and experience with Excel helpful. Flexible hours and days.

 

Office and Administrative Volunteers 

Volunteers in our office assist with bulk mailings, filings, data entry, and projects for events, development, membership and accounting. 

 

To learn more about volunteering, contact our Volunteer Engagement Manager, Julie Griffin, at jgriffin@masshort.org.

 

 

Volunteer Interest Form

 

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