Individual Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering for a dynamic and growing non-profit while helping to green your community, you have come to the right place! Learn more about our opportunities below, fill out our Volunteer Interest Form, sign up for our Volunteer E-Newsletter and check out our calendar of events.

Regular Horticulture Projects

Many of our volunteers know and love our parks—as their front yard, their lunch-time escape, or a place to relax on the weekends—and they want to make a difference right on the ground. We hold bi-weekly outdoor projects from mid-March to December to work on common gardening tasks such as weeding, raking, mulching, planting, and pruning. These are typically on Wednesdays from 9:00am-12:00noon and the full 2014 calendar can be downloaded here.

If you are interested in helping, please email the Volunteer Coordinator (at least 24 hours in advance) to register. The specific area that we will be working in that day and any changes due to inclement weather will be sent to you prior to the project. We ask that all volunteers arrive on time and ready to work with closed-toe shoes and weather-appropriate clothing that can get dirty. All volunteers are asked to sign a waiver prior to beginning the project, and we will provide gloves, tools, water, and a snack!

Please see our FAQs or contact us to find our more.

Special Volunteer Projects

Throughout the year, we also have a number of special volunteer project days. Email volunteer@rfkgc.org to sign up or for more information!

Brush Hour (Thursday, September 11th): Trade rush hour for brush hour and join us on the Greenway for this National Day of Service. From 5:30pm-7:30pm we will work with Horticulture staff on a gardening project. This is a great chance to give back and contribute to the beauty of the neighborhood.

National Public Lands Day (Saturday, September 27th): Join us in taking care of the great public spaces throughout the Greenway! This park-wide volunteer event will involve weeding, planting, clean up and more! Sign up now to get in on the action. Limited space remains.

Family Volunteer Day (Veteran's Day, Tuesday, November 11th): Bring the whole family and experience volunteering together on this important holiday. We will work from 10:00am-12:00pm. Children must have a waiver signed by their parent or guardian and must be supervised at all times. All ages are welcome!

Other Individual Opportunities

As we work to expand our volunteer program, more opportunities for individuals to be involved will be offered. Currently, we utilize volunteers to assist with the below projects.

  • Plant Records: completing plant inventories, recording phenology information, inputting date
  • Office Assistance: stuffing envelopes for our mailings, helping at the front desk, research projects
  • Public Programs: answering questions at information tables, orienting guests at events

Please get in touch with the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@rfkgc.org if you are interested in any of these opportunities or if you would like to explore other possibilities.

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