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Volunteer Opportunities

Please contact Cookie Adams, Volunteer Coordinator, if you are interested in any of the positions available or if you would like more information about volunteering at the Garden!  256.830.4447 ext 238  |

New Member and Volunteer Orientation
February 16 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Volunteer Support Room located in the Smith Administration Building


Fern Glade: Wednesday mornings at 10:00 a.m., Weeding fern beds; help plant and prune when necessary. Contact Susan McDonald at for more information. 

Garden Grubbers: Tuesday mornings 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., flexible-Maintain the Nature Trail, support Holmes Trillium Trail, Bush Azalea Trail, and provide plants, trees and shrubs through propagation to the Garden and HBG plant sales. Contact Anna Bright or 256-506-9609 for more information. 


Children’s Field Trip Volunteer: Tour groups are 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. You may do one session or both.  Contact Misty Hertzig, Children’s Education Manager, 256-830-4447 ext 253 or

Guest Center

Admissions Desk & Shoppe at the Garden: Located in the Guest Center Atrium.  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings and afternoons. Shifts from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. Greet guests; take admission, check-in members and sell memberships; share information about the Garden; answer incoming calls; handle gift shop sales. Full training provided. Contact Donna Parsons at

Garden Greeters: Guest Center Atrium. Volunteers needed for the following shifts: Monday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. and Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Become the face of the Garden as a Greeter and help our visitors feel welcome.

Additional Volunteer Opportunities

Galaxy of Lights Crew: Help the Galaxy Crew take down, transport, repair, and store displays from our past Galaxy of Lights. Please report to the Galaxy Trailer on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, 8 a.m. to noon. No technical expertise is required to do any of the jobs. We train everyone on the job and most jobs are done as a team. For more information please contact: Bob Hovde at

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