The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Group of Volunteers helping to expand native plantings around the Lower Lake.
This classification of volunteer will be assigned to the Horticulturist Supervisor and his Team. Gardeners will complete all manner of tasks associated with the planting and maintenance of the vegetation within the Cemetery/Arboretum. Consideration will be given to particular skill sets volunteers possess which may aid in specific task assignments. Due to the scope and the number of projects in this category of volunteerism a centralized location has been identified which will aid in the communication to this group. During the initial role out of the new 100 year Master Plan, opportunities to work with Native plant types and the creation of Habitats through these types of plantings will be many. Time expectations for this volunteer type are flexible, but must be within the normal operating hours of the Cemetery/Arboretum and be approved by the Horticulturist. Gardeners will have a unique opportunity to work with and learn directly from the Horticulturist and will receive some project overviews from the Landscape Architect of the Cemetery/Arboretum.