What’s your sanctuary? Heronswood volunteer Barbara Meyers tells you about hers.

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

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.

If you’d like to learn more about being an Event Volunteer please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Debby Purser at Email Debby

Weed, Walk & Talk


Weed, Walk & Talk volunteer days are scheduled for the second Wednesday and the fourth Friday of each month under the direction of Dan Hinkley, garden director. The day 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 usually run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and there is no charge. (See schedule below.)

Volunteers should bring their own gloves, preferred hand tool, a bag lunch and a water bottle. We will provide coffee, tea and a light snack.

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

Upcoming Weed, Walk & Talk Volunteer Days:

    If a WWT is to be cancelled due to inclement weather we will announce it on this site. Please check here before heading out.

  • No WWT Friday, March 27
  • No WWT Wednesday, April 8
  • WWT Friday, April 24
  • WWT Wednesday, May 13
  • WWT Friday, May 22
  • WWT Wednesday, June 10
  • No WWT Friday, June 26

For more information contact Volunteer Coordinator Debby Purser:
Email Debby

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