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Current Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Committee Member

Work with the Volunteer Coordinator to administer the Volunteers program, including record-keeping, recruiting, supervising, and planning. Must enjoy working with volunteers.

Visitors Center Volunteer

The Gardens at Elm Bank’s visitors season is May 1-October 12. The gardens are open: Tuesday-Sunday, 10am – 4pm. We are looking for interested volunteers to work 3 hour shifts, greeting guest, collecting admissions, and selling membership. This is a beautiful place to work and enjoy the gardens. Read more

Office Assistant

Help with administrative tasks as required in the areas of membership and marketing. Duties may include making or taking phone calls, processing mailings, entering data, filing, and working on special projects. Volunteers with computer skills, marketing experience, and/or a pleasant phone manner are especially valuable.

About the Massachusetts Horticultural Society

Massachusetts Horticultural Society LogoFounded in 1829, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society is dedicated to encouraging the science and practice of horticulture and developing the public's enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of plants and the environment.

2015 Calendar & Courses

Mass Hort Calendar Courses 2015

Latest Mass Hort Events

Thu Aug 20 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
The Art of Growing Food with Ellen Ogden
Tue Aug 25 @ 1:00PM - 02:30PM
Children's Afternoon in the Garden
Thu Aug 27 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Tour the Trial Garden
Sat Aug 29 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Bressingham Basics
Tue Sep 08 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
Fundamentals of Landscape Design
Sat Sep 12 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Introduction to Italianate Gardens
Sat Sep 12 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Fundamentals of Landscape Design
Wed Sep 16 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
Ginkgo: The Tree that Time Forgot
Sat Sep 26 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Fundamentals of Landscape Design
Sun Sep 27 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM
Culture of the Gardens in the Italian Renaissance
Wed Sep 30 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Beginning Floral Design at Mass Hort 2015
Thu Oct 22 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Herbal Gifts with Steph Zabel
Thu Nov 05 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Concocting Cordials with Steph Zabel
Thu Nov 05 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Concocting Cordials with Steph Zabel
Wed Nov 18 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Cooking from the Garden with Alana Chernila
Fri Nov 27 @10:00AM - 08:00PM
Festival of Trees