BECOME A VOLUNTEER MEMBER
With a minimum of 10 hours per year, you become a volunteer member who receives:
10% discount at Mayfield Nursery
10% discount at Bits 'N' Pieces (cash and carry)
10% discount at Paradise Gardens Nursery (labor excluded)
10% off retail garden center purchases at Lamm Gardens
Click to see a Description of Projects.
CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Plant Sale Volunteers
Volunteers Shifts Available:
Friday, May 17th
Noon-4:00 pm or
3:30 pm -7:00 pm
Saturday, May 18th
8:00 am - 11:00 am or
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
1:00 pm - 2:30 (approximate finish) to help with clean up and moving unsold plants back to holding site
Volunteer for Two hour shifts, if needed. We are looking for adult volunteers, children 12 years and older accompanied by an adult, and teens 15 years and older. We are happy to complete any forms for volunteer hours earned. Great for student groups!!!
All Shifts Need:
Plant Helpers- This entails periodic straightening of pots in their rows, handing sale flyers to customers coming to the sale, accompanying customers with larger purchases to their vehicles and bringing their shopping carts back to the sale lot. For adults wanting to bring along a child, this would be a good fit for those 12 years or older who enjoy interacting with people, adults, and teens 15 and older.
Cashier’s Assistant- Complete a tally sheet for customer's order before the customer approaches the cashier. Adding up the total amount due is done at the cashier table.This would be a good fit for adults whose child is 12 years or older and enjoys interacting with people but can stay in one area for several hours, adults, and teens 15 and older.
Clean up and Plant Moving- Taking down signs, returning carts, moving unsold plants back to holding area. This would be a good fit for adults whose child is 12 years or older and likes to be on the move, adults, and teens 15 and older. The majority of unsold plants are in one gallon pots. We load them onto flat trailers at the sale location and unload them at our holding site. Helpers are assigned to one site or the other, although the sites are only a block apart.
Light research into Roots and Branches’ history – a fun project. We’re mostly searching for photos. Come explore our archives and help identify important artifacts. 2020 is our 30th anniversary year, and we want to share our history with the community. If you think you could help let us know. We will work around your schedule and respect your time.
Photographer –Love taking pictures? We are always in need of help capturing images of our events. Great chance to develop your photography skills--volunteer for just one event or more!
Help on committees – ad hoc, no long term commitment. We want to explore ideas for the following programs
Clean-up Campaign – want to broaden this to residents and businesses
Volunteers – explore ways to better recruit and serve our volunteers
Marketing – how can we improve our marketing?