Adult and Youth Docent Training Begins July 30th
Volunteers Needed at Quarryhill Botanical Garden
Quarryhill is a 25-acre woodland botanical garden nestled in the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains, featuring over 20,000 wild-origin plants in a naturalistic setting. It is not only a modern-day ark of rare beautiful plants, but a place where education and conservation is at the heart of our mission and runs as deep as the tranquil ponds and seasonal waterfalls that surround it.
Quarryhill provides education for all ages and has a special youth education program for Sonoma County elementary students. During the 2013-2014 school year, Quarryhill hosted 41 classes and could have accommodated more, if we had more volunteers. Quarryhill believes in investing in our youth and encourages children to spend time in nature, so they grow up to love, appreciate and protect it.
Since founded in 1987, visitation is at an all time high. In order to meet the growing demand, Quarryhill needs more volunteers. There is a wide range of volunteer opportunities to suit your personal interests, including: Elementary Education Docents, Adult Tour Docents, Flower Surveying, Nursery Work, Garden Maintenance, Office Assistance, Special Events, and Visitor Center/Gift Shop Sales, to name a few.
If you want to be an adult or elementary docent, but are afraid you don’t know enough about plants, don’t worry. You don’t need to have a botanical or horticulture background to be a docent. Simply sign up for the class and we will teach you everything you need to know. Classes will be held on Wednesdays from July 30th-September 3rd from 9:00-12:30 p.m. To sign up, call Corey Barnes at 707.996.6027 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.