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Wed Jan 18, 2017 - Sun Dec 31, 2017


Lyman Plant House16 College LaneNorthampton, MA 01063


The Botanic Garden of Smith College serves as a living museum of plants native to New England and ecosystems around the world, displaying plants in the Lyman Conservatory, the 125 acre college campus, and specialty gardens. Volunteers lead tours and staff our reception desk and exhibition gallery. Other activities include developing thematic tours, providing hospitality for the annual spring Bulb Show and other events, and assisting with exhibitions. Please note: Volunteers do not do any hands-on horticultural work.

The next training session takes place Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, January 18, 19, and 20, 2017, 9 am - 4:00 pm. Pre-registration is required for the training -- you must fill out a volunteer application. Applications are available on our website: http://www.smith.edu/garden/Friends/volunteers.html or you may request one by phone (413) 585-2742 or email: garden@smith.edu.


  • Public Speaking
  • People Skills
  • Environmental Science

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Commitment to volunteer for at least one year

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