Featured Volunteer Opportunities

 

To sign-up or for more information about any of the following opportunities and training, contact the volunteer office at 440.602.8003 or by email at rott@holdenarb.org (unless noted otherwise).

 

Spring Plant Sale

Friday, May 13, 11am-2:30pm or 2:30-6:30pm
Saturday, May 14 & Sunday, May 15, 9:30am-1pm or 12:30-4:15pm each day
Corning Visitor Center - 9550 Sperry Rd, Kirtland 44094


Volunteers (age 12+) are needed to help bring purchased plants from vendor booths to the pick-up tent, assist with parking cars and help guests and vendors. Event is held outdoors rain or shine. Volunteers provided complimentary snacks and refreshments, parking and admission before/after their shift. No long-term commitment or prior experience required - this is a great opportunity to try out volunteering with us.


To sign-up, download and return the completed Adult Sign-Up and Waiver Form or the Student Sign-Up and Waiver Form. For more info and questions, contact the volunteer office at 440.602.8003 or rott@holdenarb.org.

Woodland 5K

Sunday, June 19, 7am-10am


Early birds are needed to help direct and cheer on runners, provide refreshments or assist with parking for our annual 5K run & walk event. Physical mobility required for event positions. No long-term commitment or prior experience needed - this is a great opportunity to try out volunteering with us. Student volunteers 14+ are welcome.


To sign up, contact the volunteer office at 440.602.8003 or rott@holdenarb.org.


Dig In - Volunteer in Our Gardens!

Weekday mornings, April through November


Come get your hands dirty with one of our weekly crews!Volunteers work alongside expert horticulturists to help keep gardens looking their best, while learning and enjoying
fellowship with other garden-lovers. Ability to work outside and do light gardening tasks required.


Apply online or contact the volunteer office at 440.602.8003 or rott@holdenarb.org


Nature Play Facilitator

Weekend morning & afternoon shifts, June through November


We expect to see many new young faces and families with the re-opening of the Canopy Walk and Emergent Tower. Nature Play Facilitators will be stationed at Buckeye Bud’s Adventure Woods to engage children in hands-on programming, provide directions and share other information with visitors. Facilitators will also help maintain Adventure Woods area and communicate updates with staff. Position requires ability to walk up to half-mile without assistance and sit/stand to interact with children as needed.


Apply online or contact the volunteer office at 440.602.8003 or rott@holdenarb.org


Green Team - Visitor Center Membership Assistants

Weekends, 9:30am-12:30pm or 12:30-4:30pm through Oct. 31


Looking for an indoor position that will still keep you active? Love to talk to people? Volunteers are needed to answer questions and help process new members on weekends in the Visitor Center at the Arboretum. Green Team members are trained to answer basic questions about both organizations, take memberships, and engage the public. Fingerprinting and background check required; one on one training will be provided for new volunteers.


Apply online or contact the volunteer office at 440.602.8003 or rott@holdenarb.org


School Guide

Weekday mornings, year-round but most opportunities are May-September


Help students discover nature by leading them through a hands-on tour of a Holden forest, field or pond. Prior teaching/ experience with children helpful; sense of wonder and flexibility required. Volunteers attend one-time classroom training, followed by shadowing of veteran guides to learn additional programs and skills before leading on their own. Fingerprinting and background check required and volunteers will be given instructions upon placement. Weekday opportunities only, but volunteers self-select their schedule.


Apply online or contact the volunteer office at 440.602.8003 or rott@holdenarb.org

 

This page is updated as new volunteer opportunities arise. Be sure to check often. Thank you.