The Friends of The Arboretum is a newly-launched, cooperative communal measure by the Kent County Junior Chamber Alumni Association ('JAYCEES')
Friends of The Arboretum Program is a flexible, friendly and fun gardening program for adults, men and women, retirees, groups, families, students and corporations.
This horticulture volunteer program introduces individuals to the beautiful public gardens of the award-winning JAYCEE Riverwalk Corridor & Arboretum and offers an opportunity to become involved in the maintenance and improvement of this special place.
Gardening is a healthful and rewarding experience while having fun developing gardening skills, learning about plant materials and what's involved by assisting the JAYCEES with horticultural tasks while maintaining a variety of specialty gardens.
This program is offered during the week, some hand tools are provided and scheduled workshops on tool sharpening, pruning, weed identification as well as general garden maintenance is offered throughout the season.
Volunteers can assist at Special Events with such general gardening duties, teach workshops on plant-related subjects, conduct garden tours, create flower arrangements, photograph and/or video-tape events, help maintain a trail or portion of a trail, flower bed section(s) as individuals, families, groups or organizations (clubs, camps, scouts, etc.).
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 12
- open service
- fun gatherings