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Annual Rhodie Deadhead Work Party
June 8, 2013 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Volunteering is a great way to get involved with the gardens and to meet new and interesting people. Whatever your talent, there is a volunteer opportunity available for you at Lakewold. The following lists just a few of the year-round volunteer activities that are available.
Do you get excited when you see the first buds of spring? Do you sometimes stop to pull an unintended weed because you just have to pull it? Well, working in the gardens with our knowledgeable staff might be just right for you. Responsibilities vary from raking leaves to learning the art of selective pruning, planting up flats of annuals or helping to troubleshoot plant and pest problems. These are just a few of the tasks that the horticulture team tackles throughout the year. Shifts of 2-4 hours work well.
Docent (Tour Guide)
Picture yourself strolling along the beautiful grounds of Lakewold while revisiting the life of Eulalie Wagner with visitors from around the world. This is what our docents do and they love to share the rich history and stories of how it all began. You will learn how to conduct a tour and develop your own presentation style. Tours primarily occur during the months of April - September and last approximately 2 hours.
Tour Office/Garden and Gift Shop Assistance
Welcoming guests to Lakewold: This volunteer opportunity includes orienting visitors for their self-guided tour and collecting admissions payment. The person in this position helps out in the garden shop and nursery, assisting with plant, garden tools and gift sales as well as behind the scenes inventory and plant care. Another aspect of the position is acquiring information for tourist tracking from visitors. This person works as a team with the Visitor Services department in regularly scheduled two hour shifts, or on large attendance days when extra help is needed. Training is provided. If you enjoy working with the public, this is a great volunteer opportunity.
Organizing, sorting and attention to details are skills commonly used in the office. We have many types of tasks to fit your comfort level and expertise. Once oriented you may be asked to organize files, join others in preparing for a mailing or take on a special project that taps your savvy computer skills.
Special Event Hosting
If entertaining or setting up for social functions sounds appealing, work with our events staff to ensure our guests are provided a gracious and warm experience while visiting Lakewold. Possibly help with greeting, ticket taking or refreshments all while keeping a watchful eye over the event process. Also available are shifts at various Home & Garden Shows that we attend to share information about Lakewold with the public.
Board/Committee Special Projects
Lakewold is always looking for volunteers to take leadership roles within the organization and has room on the board and committees for those with leadership skills.
Do you have a special talent or interest that you don’t see listed? We are always working on projects that require unique skills like design, architecture, writing and computer savvy. Share your talent with us and we’re sure to have a project in which you can assist.
If you are interested in volunteering at Lakewold, please contact the Volunteer Manager, or phone 253.584.4106 x106. Complete and return a volunteer application form by mail to: PO Box 39780, Lakewood, WA 98496-3780 or by fax 253.584.3021.
Training is available for all volunteer opportunities at the gardens, in addition to recognition events and group projects.
12317 Gravelly Lk Dr SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Post Office Box 39780
Lakewood, WA 98496
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