Notice Effective July 28, 2020: Weed, Walk & Talk (WW&T) Days have been cancelled until further notice, due to COVID-19 Public Health Mandates

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Since day one, gardening enthusiasts and the surrounding community have been passionate about Heronswood and have looked for ways to help with restoration goals. Our volunteers play a vital role in keeping Heronswood growing strong. Along with contagious enthusiasm, they bring a wide variety of talents and skills that greatly benefit the garden. The primary volunteer categories we currently have are Event Volunteers and Week, Walk & Talk Volunteers. New volunteers will be asked to sign a liability waiver and to provide an emergency contact before volunteering in the Garden.


Event Volunteers help in a variety of ways during our garden opens, public plant sales, and other special events. They serve as garden greeters and docents, assist with admissions and ticketing, help sign up new members, and even dress up in costume during Haunted Heronswood to guide visitors! While our Weed, Walk & Talk volunteer activities require good balance and flexibility for work in the garden, many of the Event Volunteer opportunities allow our volunteers to spend their time interacting with garden visitors and fellow plant enthusiasts.


WW&T days includes hands-on fun in the garden and, time and weather permitting, either a presentation related to horticulture or a walk through the Garden with discussions on what is observed. These Volunteer work days take place every 2nd and 4th Wednesday and run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and there is no charge. Volunteers should bring their own gloves, preferred hand tool, a bag lunch, water bottle and hot drink if desired. We are sorry that during the pandemic we are no longer able to provide any communal beverages from shared dispensers (i.e., coffee, tea, hot chocolate). The work we are doing requires the ability to kneel, bend, reach, and have good balance. We request that you are in good physical condition. At this time, we do not have any standing only activities for volunteers on Weed, Walk & Talk days