Articles about volunteering for Friends of the Garden.
Published: Tuesday, 01 March 2011 17:01
Editor's Note: Make sure and read this entire article. It lists virtually every opportunity available to us as Friends of the Garden members.
Something truly special happens when you share yourself with others…. You’ll have opportunities to meet new people and make new friends, share interests and hobbies with others, work in a beautiful and stimulating environment, and make your community a better place to live.
An added benefit is the satisfaction that comes with helping the Gardens fulfill its mission by providing valuable services and programs for school children, gardeners, nature enthusiasts, professional horticulturists, home owners, and others in the community.
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Published: Wednesday, 22 December 2010 14:37
A note from Scott, 2011 volunteers needed
Please think about friends and family that might be interested in helping us next year. Now that the Botanical Center is open, it would be great to expand our hours of operation and that requires more volunteers (docents). Please let me know if you have any suggestions that would help our visitors enjoy their visits even more. The Butterfly Festival will be July 16th/17th so please mark that on your calendar. We may consider additional special events like the Monarch Tagging event. Let me know if you have any ideas.
Butterfly House Coordinator
Dr. Bill Roston Butterfly House
Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park
2400 S. Scenic, Springfield, MO, 65807
Published: Friday, 29 October 2010 15:07
by George Deatz
A member's important question: Please, tell me more about the Friends of the Garden volunteers. I am curious what your thoughts are about this subject.
Answer: My thoughts in a "nut shell" on volunteers. There is always a percentage of people that are members of a group that will actually "volunteer hands on". There are many things a volunteer can do to contribute to a group's success and community mission. The amount of time is not important, it's the quality of time that counts.
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