Volunteering

Volunteering

Our small but growing Volunteer program provides plenty of opportunities for people with various skill sets and talents to help move the Garden forward. From Master Gardeners who are fulfilling their requirement for volunteer hours to students from Yale who just want to get their hands in the soil, there is always something to do here at the garden. High school students are welcome as well, but we ask that parental permission be involved for those who are under 18.  

Volunteer tasks have included everything from the design and planting of an annual cut flower garden to developing a Tree Tour walk through our Garden. Of course weeding, mulching, pruning, even sweeping floors and washing pots may be assigned as tasks.  Work on our data base and input in our web-site, including photography and writing could also be part of a volunteer's duties. We do our best to tailor the job to the skill set and abilities of each individual volunteer.

Note about under-age volunteers: Our Secondary Level Age-appropriate Volunteer for Education program is designed to give interested and dedicated high school students opportunities to learn about gardening, research, working at an institution and botanic gardens in particular. As mentioned above, we will do our best to tailor the tasks to the individuals strengths and skill-set, but in the end, we must keep the garden moving forward. Please contact Eric Larson, <eric.larson@yale.edu>

 

For more information, call us (203) 432-6320 or by visting our Contact Us page.