Not at all! It’s a great opportunity to learn from experts and to get some hands-on experience that you can then use for your own gardening projects!
Of course! You are welcome to volunteer for as many opportunities as you’re able to fit with your interests and your schedule.
Ideally, volunteers should bring their own work gloves. Otherwise, we provide any hand tools necessary.
Due to the nature of the work done on our grounds (which can involve exposure to toxic plants, pesticides, and sharp tools), we ask that volunteers do not bring children along without prior approval from the program supervisor and/or the Director of Volunteer Programs.
In general, we require volunteers to be at least 17 years old. This is because of the nature of the outdoor work that’s done and the level of supervision required. We reserve the right to consider any application submitted by anyone under 17 on an individual basis.
No. If you attend any program or event as a working volunteer at that specific event, you attend the event – while working – free of charge, as our guest.
Yes! An internship requires proposing a project or program that must be approved by CAA staff and any related organization/school.
All work on our grounds must be done under the supervision of Cylburn’s head gardener, staff members, or trained and authorized volunteers. There is a landscaping plan in place that governs all plantings and maintenance, and protects the overall design of the grounds. Working with a group and with supervision also ensures volunteer safety. You may propose an independent project that follows a separate schedule, but it’s subject to approval by the head gardener and CAA staff.
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