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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take a look at our current opportunities – we’d love to welcome you to our volunteer community!
If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the form below and we will contact you to discuss your interests, schedule and our current needs. To learn more about volunteering, contact our Volunteer Engagement Manager, Julie Griffin, at email@example.com.
Volunteer at Paragon’s
Boston Flower & Garden Show
Massachusetts Horticultural Society is looking for volunteers to help with the Boston Flower & Garden Show!
The Flower Show is our largest outreach opportunity of the year. It allows us to connect with over 50,000 people – budding horticulturalists, Mass Hort members and supporters, floral designers, green enthusiasts and those just happy to dream of their gardens in the middle of winter. We aim to inspire, educate, and connect visitors to our mission and encourage them to join our community and support our mission through membership to Mass Hort.
To reach all of these people, we need your help – to set up and build our exhibits and competitions the weekend before the Show, and to help staff our exhibits at the Show. It is a fun way to see the Show behind the scenes, support our mission, and meet others that share a passion for plants!
Please sign up today! We have a limited amount of slots and hope to see you there!
If you’d like more information please contact Julie Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-933-4934
Other current opportunities include:
Assist our horticulturalists and garden stewards with planting, pruning, weeding, mulching, raking and watering. Learn more about plants and gardening while helping care for our beautiful gardens!
To learn more about volunteering in the gardens, contact our Volunteer Engagement Manager, Julie Griffin, at email@example.com.
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.
To learn more about volunteering for the Plantmobile program, contact our Volunteer Engagement Manager, Julie Griffin, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
To learn more about volunteering in the library, contact our Volunteer Engagement Manager, Julie Griffin, at email@example.com.
Office and Administrative Volunteers
Volunteers in our office assist with bulk mailings,filings, data entry, and projects for events, development, membership and accounting. Contact Julie Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Education Program Volunteers
Adult education volunteers arrive early to our classes to help set up, check in attendees, introduce the instructor and clean up at the end of the night. You help us to fulfill our mission while listening in on interesting horticulture topics taught by experienced speakers. You must commit to a minimum of five dates. Contact Julie Griffin at email@example.com for details.
Volunteer Interest Form