Mass Hort volunteers play a vital role in helping the gardens grow. Volunteers contribute their skills, time, and talent to help us to deliver our mission and ensure the success of the gardens. We welcome volunteers of all ages and offer a variety of seasonal opportunities to fit your interests, skills, and schedule.
Once you are in our Sign Up, you can also view our other volunteer opportunities by clicking the tabs at the top of the sign-up page.
It’s a fun way to learn through service, connect with nature, improve health, and meet new people. You don’t need a green thumb — We strive to provide a meaningful and rewarding experience for each of our volunteers. There are options to volunteer for corporate groups and community groups, Contact Allison Dush at firstname.lastname@example.org
Take a look at our current opportunities – we’d love to welcome you to our volunteer community!
Assist our horticulturalists with weeding, raking, dead-heading and watering. Learn more about plants and gardening while helping care for our beautiful gardens!
Help cultivate the next generation of gardeners and ecologists MHS Youth volunteers work with kids to help them explore the plant world through activities at The Gardens at Elm Bank, schools, and at community events. No experience necessary – we provide on-site orientation and training.
Volunteers in our office assist with bulk mailings, filings, data entry, and projects for events, development, membership and accounting.
Greet and direct guests, help with orientation. Visit with guests and monitor the event areas
Lead guided garden tours, answer general questions. Familiarity with area plantings and upcoming events/exhibits
Ensure a welcoming and positive atmosphere by providing informative and helpful information to garden visitors, help with wayfinding, recommend things to do and see. Available April - October.
Use your skills to help create a beautiful space, Painters, woodworkers, and all craftspeople alike. We’ll be looking for your expertise when projects arise
Help to introduce MHS and the garden to the greater community
Weekdays, June – August, help to provide a welcoming and positive atmosphere by providing informative and helpful information to garden visitors. For ages 14-18 years.
Learn about our nonprofit volunteer opportunities for businesses and groups here.
Massachusetts Horticultural Society is dedicated to encouraging the science and practice of horticulture and to developing the public’s enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of plants and the environment.