Horticulture Volunteers

Horticulture Volunteers assist Northwest Trek staff in maintaining park grounds.

Description: 

Assists permanent and part-time horticulture personnel with large and small projects. Performs some park landscaping projects with minimal supervision.

Duties:
  • Assists in keeping grounds well maintained and clearing paths
  • Assists with major and minor landscaping projects
  • Assists with landscaping and restoration projects, using acceptable horticultural practices
  • Assists in removing non-native and invasive species of plants from all areas of the park, including working in animal exhibits

Qualifications:
  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Neat and clean appearance
  • Ability to communicate with public and park staff in a polite, helpful and courteous manner
  • Ability to carry out written and oral directions
  • Physically fit and able to work in all weather conditions

Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Learn basic biology and natural history of native wildlife and ecosystems.
  • Able to work in all weather conditions and walk the core area of the park.
  • Know and follow park rules and regulations.
  • Learn basic interpretation techniques and skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to be courteous, tactful and patient at all times in the park when interacting with the public, staff and other volunteers.

Commitment:

Available to volunteer on a regular weekly basis (four hours weekly is suggested)


Questions?
Contact volunteers@nwtrek.org.


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