Volunteer

Wonder, Learn, Grow… Volunteer!

Yew Dell has a dedicated group of volunteers with a large range of skills that help at special events or in day to day activities. We would love to have you join our group of wonderful volunteers!

Whatever your skills or experience, we have a project that could use your talent. Coming out to volunteer is a great way to meet new people, learn more about gardening, or develop a new skill. Yew Dell provides a beautiful outdoor setting to work in individually or as a group. We have opportunities that are great for novice gardeners, Master Gardeners, or even those who are not blessed with a green thumb.

SIGN IN AND OUT AT THE HORTICULTURE CENTER OR VISITOR CENTER: All volunteers sign in and out at the Horticulture Center or Visitor Center.  Don’t know where this is?  Ask at the Visitor Center.  Thank you for taking time to sign in and out!

Types of Volunteer Opportunities at Yew Dell: 

Garden Volunteer Opportunities
Nursery Volunteer Opportunities
Woodland Trail Opportunities
Second Saturday Workday Opportunities
Arboretum Workday Opportunities
Photography Opportunities
Tour Guide Volunteer Opportunities
Special Event Volunteer Opportunities
  • New Volunteers Welcome: Volunteer Orientations are scheduled on second Saturdays March-November from 9am-10:30 am.  Complete the registration form at the bottom of the page and you’ll be contacted about the next available orientation.
  • Training and materials are provided for all positions. Keep in mind if you are working outside that you will want to wear comfortable shoes and might want to wear something you don’t mind getting a little dirty.

For questions or additional information about volunteering, please email us at [email protected]. Thank you!

Volunteer Spotlight

Meet Ellen Sears

While 2020 presented many challenges, it also brought unexpected opportunities.  We saw a suspension of volunteer activity early in the year followed by a renewal of involvement including the welcoming of some 40 new volunteers.  Ellen was among the newcomers.  She began in early Fall sharing her artistic abilities:  the creation of mandalas, meticulously folding puzzle purses for Twilight in the Gardens and building a magical new fairy house.  Since then she’s expanded her involvement to include providing beautiful photographs, engaging in special events like Yuletide, and most recently serving as an instructor for a virtual workshop on Smartphone Winter Nature Photography.  We are deeply grateful to Ellen for sharing her talents and enthusiasm.  Ellen shares her own thoughts on her volunteer service below.

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