The Oregon Garden Needs Volunteers


The Oregon Garden is now recruiting new volunteers for the coming summer season and offering a variety of informational and training sessions. We’re hoping you can help us spread the word – information follows…
Have you been thinking of becoming an Oregon Garden volunteer? This is the perfect time to get started! Join us at one of our New Volunteer Welcome sessions—we have a variety of times available. Learn about the Oregon Garden and our volunteer program. You will also have a chance to speak to current volunteers and ask questions about the various positions and departments!
Volunteer positions include gardening, greenhouse, planting annuals, Garden Greeters, Tour Guide, Plant Information Team, Visitor Center/Gift Shop, Retail Nursery, and the new GPS Mapping Project.
The GPS team is working to map the garden (plant material, trees and hardscaping) with GPS in order to create searchable maps and plant information sheets that will be available to the public. Volunteer positions with the GPS team include: GPS data collection, plant identification, photography, data  entry, plant research, and working with the GIS software.
Call today to reserve your spot at one of our Welcome sessions. All sessions will be held in the Lotus Room at The Oregon Garden Resort.
Available Dates/Times:
March 12—9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
March 16—9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
March 20—6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
April 2—9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
April 10—6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more information or to sign up. For more information about volunteer departments, positions and shifts, you can visit our website at
Volunteer Orientation will also be offered this spring, giving new volunteers an introductory training that includes the history of the Garden, volunteer responsibilities, and Garden policies and procedures. All new volunteers must attend a Volunteer Orientation session. Only one session is required. All orientation sessions will be held in the Education Center at the Oregon Garden.
Available Dates/Times:
March 23 – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
April 6 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
April 16 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Training for volunteers in all Guest Services areas, including Garden Greeters, Plant Information Team, Tour Guides, Retail Nursery, and Gift Shop, will be held at the Garden in a multi-day class. Attendance is required for volunteers in these areas.
Available Dates/Times:
Part 1: March 23 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. OR March 27 – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Part 2: April 6 – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. OR April 16 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Pre-registration is required for Volunteer Orientation and Guest Services training. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 503-874-2533or to sign up.
New Volunteer Welcome Sessions do not require an RSVP, although it would be appreciated.
Thank you! For more information, please contact:
Beth Maurer
Volunteer Coordinator
The Oregon Garden
Direct: 503-874-2533
879 W Main Street
P.O. Box  155
Silverton, OR 97381

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