Shirley Farandnear Perennial Garden Team Members Needed


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


Center RdShirley, MA 01464


The Trustees is looking for a few enthusiastic volunteers who would like to become a part of the team that keeps the Farandnear gardens looking beautiful. Bed are located in the pinetum and near the pavillion.


  • Maintain perennial flower beds independently
  • Watering, fertilization, weeding, mulching on a weekly basis, as needed
  • Successful completion of orientation


  • Enthusiastic about plants
  • Prior perennial garden care experience preferred
  • An interest in performing general gardening practices, including repetitive tasks such as weeding, watering and mulching
  • Ability and interest in working independently
  • Able to take direction from staff and communicate with supervisor in a timely fashion
  • Ability to use garden tools, including wheelbarrows , trowels, shovels and pruners safely
  • Ability to work outdoors in varying seasonal weather conditions
  • Ability to bend and stoop for several hours at a time
  • Basic knowledge of garden maintenance tasks
  • Plant identification skills, desired but not required
  • Flexible schedule, allowing for multiple visits per week during dry weather
  • Commitment to reporting service hours via the Trustees volunteer website

Time Commitment

Approximately 2-4 hrs per week, commit of April 15-Nov 15th preferred


  • Gardening

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • 2-4 hours per week, at least 3 months commitment
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