We are fortunate to receive many volunteer enquiries and applications at the HCP. Current volunteer opportunities vary depending the needs of the organization. If we do not have a suitable position when you apply, one may become available in the future. Anyone can apply regardless of experience and skills.
However, there are a few common skills that a preferred regardless of the position applied for. The Gardens has few staff and so applicants who are able to take direction, give direction and work independently are ideal. We have a need for volunteers who are interested in long term commitment with the possibility of growing into a leadership role. Garden volunteers need to be able to bend, kneel and walk with relative ease. We are a community, so volunteers who work well with others are essential.
We do our best to match opportunities to candidates as closely as possible. That being said, all new volunteers undergo a trial period where we take the time to ensure that the position is a good fit. Volunteers may be offered an alternate position or go on a wait list when needed. Our goal is to ensure that each volunteer is happy in their position and has a great volunteer experience at the HCP.