Current Volunteer Opportunities


Communication Department Opportunities

Photographers – Help us expand our image library. We need high quality photos of landscapes, plant specimens, special events, educational and other programs.

When: Times determined by event dates and/or by mutual arrangement

Graphic Designer – Are you comfortable working with Photoshop, Publisher or other graphic design and/or layout programs?  Contact Melissa Hamblin to volunteer as a graphic designer.

When: Mutually agreeable time

Looking to keep your Raiser’s Edge skills polished?If you have worked with Raiser’s Edge in the past and want to keep your skills fresh, come and help our membership department.

When: Mutually agreeable schedule

Public Programs Opportunities

Exhibit MaintenanceHelp us maintain our exhibits by re-stocking and general tidying up. Schedule is flexible.  This is perfect for our volunteers that are available on the weekends.

When: Mutually agreeable time

Tyler Arboretum Ambassadors – Do you love Tyler Arboretum?  Are you a people person?  Then become a Tyler Arboretum Ambassador!  We are looking for a couple of people with knowledge of Tyler Arboretum to represent and promote us at public events.

When: Mutually agreeable time

Arts and Crafts CrewIf you have craft, sewing, art or wood-working skills, we need you! Enjoy working with others while indulging your artistic or creative talents.

When: Mutually agreeable time

Education Department Opportunities

Watershed Monitoring Program

Join us for an Open House for volunteers interested in getting involved in the new Watershed Monitoring Program. This will be an introduction to watersheds and participants will learn more in-depth information about the importance of stream monitoring and our plan at Tyler.

When: Saturday, March 22, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

We will then be holding two training sessions focusing on the methods of sampling:

Chemical Testing Training – Saturday, April 5, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Macroinvertebrate Training – Saturday, May 17, 2:00 – 5:00 pm

School Program Guides – Help bring science and nature to life for regional school children by leading field trip programs. Training provided.

When: Weekdays; mostly mornings

Historic Building Tour Guide – Give public tours of the Historic Lachford Hall and the Painter Library.

When: As needed

Horticulture and Grounds Opportunities

Invasive Plant Removal Corps – Join Dick Cloud’s crew to help remove invasive plants from our meadows and woodlands so that our wildflowers and native plants can survive.

When: Sundays, October 13 and November 10 9:30 am – 12 pm

Horticulture  Group - Be part of our dedicated and fun-loving volunteers and assist with plant and grounds maintenance as well as event preparations.

When: Tuesday and Wednesdays, 8 am – 12 pm

American Chestnut Nursery Tenders – Assist with pollination and fruit harvest, as well as maintaining the tree nursery, part of the breeding program for the American Chestnut Foundation.

When: Starting in April on Thursdays, 8 am – 12 pm, some weekend potential

Vegetable Demonstration Garden Assistants – Help tend our 1/4 acre educational garden and assist with bed preparation, planting, mulching, weeding, thinning, watering, composting, harvesting and delivering produce to the Media Food Bank.

When: April- October; days and times to be determined

Handy Person – Assistance needed with various building maintenance projects and one-time special projects. Ability to operate power tools safely is a necessity.

When: Mutually agreeable scheduling





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