Current Volunteer Opportunities
Expert skill level is not required – simply a desire to contribute to the Arboretum Society’s objectives. The friendly team, educational environment and benefit to the community make volunteering with the Arboretum Society a richly rewarding experience.
EDUCATIONAL COMMITTEE: Organizing SMAS monthly Sunday Garden Seminars and workshops which includes contacting potential speakers, obtaining program details and materials, etc. Must be able to work & attend at least 3 to 4 seminars a year. Contact Sue Carder, firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 650-579-0536, ext. 3.
MAINTENANCE/HANDYPERSON: Weekly communication with Facility Director regarding property needs. Duties will vary throughout the year, e.g. replacing wooden boards on plant tables; maintenance of greenhouse heating/cooling equipment; manually opening/closing greenhouse vents; cleaning greenhouse drain system; replacing property light bulbs; weekly maintenance of property fountain (cleaning filter, debris, changing time clock, checking water levels), garden hose replacements, etc. Contact: call the office at 650-579-0536, ext. 0
PUBLICITY: Prepare press releases; provide content for SMAS website; take & upload digital photos of key events/activities; coordinate with City of San Mateo on matter of banners & permits; preparation of print materials SMAS events/activities; familiarity with graphics & printing process most helpful. Contact: call the office at 650-579-0536, ext. 0 or send an email message to email@example.com.