Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens has a broad range of volunteer opportunities for gardeners of all experience and ability levels. There's a place for everybody!
We are always looking for volunteer leaders, help with outreach, tour guides and event planners. Most garden-related volunteer opportunities begin in April and end in October.
Due to COVID-19, our weekly volunteer sessions are on hold until further notice. When possible, the following weekly garden-related volunteer sessions will resume.
To learn more, please e-mail Julia Wilson, Program Coordinator, at Wilson.email@example.com.
Lane Avenue Gardens, Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Volunteers will provide garden maintenance, seasonal color changeouts, and curation of our Van Wade Hosta Collection; Forget Me Not Garden, Labyrinth Garden, Lane Avenue and Fyffe Road corner, and trellis entrance gardens. Lead by Horticulturist Pam Poeth and Volunteer Cookie O’Neal.
Arboretum North afternoon session, Tuesdays 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Volunteers will assist with horticulture projects as they arise, focusing on our Arboretum North site. Led by Horticulturists Pam Poeth.
Horticulture Therapy Program, TBD
Volunteers will work with adult gardeners who have developmental disabilities. All volunteers must have a background check on file.
Email program coordinator Joe Lansing to join this team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Learning Gardens: Thursdays 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Volunteers will maintain the herbaceous and woody collections in our highly visited Learning Gardens. Led by horticulturist Pam Poeth.
Plant Collection Mapping and Inventory: Fridays 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
This group works to verify and inventory plants in our collections. This group also prepares and installs accession tags and labels. Plant identification skills and attention to detail are preferred.