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Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens

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New Volunteer Orientation Steps

Welcome, New Volunteers!

"One word that describes why I volunteer at Chadwick"

   Ready to become a certified Chadwick Arboretum volunteer*? After attending a Virtual Volunteer Info Session, please complete these next steps: 

  1. Complete the Become a Volunteer Today application
  2. Schedule a in-person Meet and Greet with our Volunteer Coordinator, preferrably during a regular volunteer garden session if possible.  
  3. Read the Volunteer Handbook 
  4. Create an account on Hands on Connect 
  5. Complete a fingerprint background check, typically about $37.00. 
  6. Complete and return a Photo Release and Release of Claims Form

*Note, if you believe you will only volunteer about once a month, or for a single event like our Spring Plant Sale, you can be a "Short Term Helper" and only complete step 6. 

View the slides from the Virtual Volunteer Info Session here