Horticulture Volunteer


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1661 Harding Blvd.Norristown, PA 19401


Volunteer gardeners make an immediate and valuable impact through the beautification of the Elmwood Park Zoo. Individuals and groups assist horticulture staff with routine garden maintenance including, but not limited to: weeding, deadheading, planting, watering, mulching, potting, leaf removal, and raking. Other duties may include plant identification and signage, composting, craft projects, and staffing a visitor information kiosk. There may also be opportunities to work on special projects, contribute to new exhibit planting plans, and participate in zoo events.


  • Gardening
  • Horticulture

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 30 hours per year; one year commitment
  • Tetanus vaccination, background check, orientation

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