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 to sign up or for more information!

Winter Light Testing (Thursday, October 23): Do you enjoy the winter lights on the Greenway? Help us test and organize our strands of lights in preparation for installation! This will be an indoor group project at our office building (185 Kneeland Street).

Family Volunteer Day (Veteran's Day, Tuesday, November 11): Bring the whole family and experience volunteering together on this important holiday. We will work from 10:00am-12:00pm planting bulbs and doing other light gardening work in our Dewey Demonstration Garden. 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 if you are interested in any of these opportunities or if you would like to explore other possibilities.

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