Plant Records Assistant

Details

Thanks to the support from Plant Records Assistant Volunteers we are able to collect and maintain our plant records to a high standard. We are looking for people who love gardens and plants and want to gain valuable experience and knowledge of our plant records and organic maintenance structure. We’re flexible and accommodating to your time so look forward to a mix of collaborative work and/or autonomous, independent work.

We ask volunteers for these assignments to contribute at least 1-3 hours per week on The Greenway or at our offices with flexibility in schedule.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Plant Records Assistant are shared among several volunteers based on individual skills and interests and may include:

  • Phenology Data Collection: recording the flowering time, fruit production, and seasonal changes of the plants on The Greenway
  • Verification: assisting Horticulture staff with the inventorying of plants through field verification and plant counts in the parks
  • Plant Records Management: entering information into our inventory and database using Microsoft Excel; this data contributes to maintaining our maps, signage, records, and, over time, even global climate change data collection systems

Qualifications

  • Interest and/or experience in horticulture or botany.
  • All volunteers must complete a short orientation as well as meet with the Horticulture staff
  • Previous experience working as a Greenway Horticulture Volunteer is desired but not required.
  • Must have email and internet access, as this will be the primary means of scheduling and communication.
  • Familiarity with plants, plant I.D. and botanical nomenclature.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
  • Detailed, careful approach and interest in learning more about plant records.

Application Process

Positions on this Volunteer Team are limited. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis and as positions are available.