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FREDERICK W VANDERBILT GARDEN ASSOCIATION

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Garden help needed April through October, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday mornings, 9 AM to 12 noon. Volunteers can come any of those days. The only requirement to remain a VGA volunteer member is to give 15 hours a year. No experience necessary. We will train and provide tools. Gardening includes planting annuals, pulling weeds, general grounds keeping. Non-garden help needed throughout the year to help plan fund-raisers, serve on committees, or serve on our Board of Directors. Interpreter guides are also needed May thru October, on the third Sunday of each month, to give free garden tours. We will train and provide all information to conduct the tours.

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About FREDERICK W VANDERBILT GARDEN ASSOCIATION

Location:

PO BOX 239, HYDE PARK, NY 12538, US

Mission Statement

To rehabilitate and maintain the formal gardens at the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site to the landscape defined by the National Park Service; to establish a sound funding program for the ongoing rehabilitation and maintenance of the gardens; and to work with the National Park Service to establish a program of interpretation and education opportunities for Association members and the general public.

Description

We are a volunteer organization of approximately 125 volunteers who rehabilitate and maintain the gardens of the Vanderbilt Mansion completely by fundraising to pay for equipment, supplies, and materials. We have been in existence since 1984 and work closely with the National Park Service and the Olmstead Center for Landscape Preservation to identify the historic features of the gardens and to develop plans to preserve them or re-establish them. We are a 501(c)3 not-for-profit porganization.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site119 Vanderbilt Park RoadRoute 9Hyde Park, NY 12538

(41.80188,-73.93993)
 

SKILLS

  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Fundraising
  • Donor Management
  • Public Relations
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 15 hours a year

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