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Volunteering with the Society

last modified September 10, 2014

Share time, energy, and expertise in support of the Society's conservation mission.

New England Wild Flower Society offers volunteers a variety of opportunities across New England. You can help support the Society's native plant conservation mission. Volunteers monitor invasive plants, search out rare species with the Plant Conservation Corpslead tours at Garden in the Woods, lend a hand with horticultural projects, and help with administrative tasks at Society headquarters. 


For more information on volunteer opportunities with New England Wild Flower Society, contact the Education Director, at 508-877-7630, ext. 3302, or fill out the Volunteer Application Form.


Volunteer Opportunities

  • Library - staff our library, a unique collection of over 4,500 botanical and horticultural books (Framingham, MA)
  • Bloom Board - updating this kiosk lets visitors know what’s in bloom during the week (Framingham, MA)
  • Horticulture - practice ecological gardening and manage the Garden in the Woods collection (Framingham, MA)
  • Stock Beds - grow woodland wildflowers that do not perform as well in traditional nursery settings (Framingham, MA)
  • Invasive Plant Management - manage invasive plant populations in natural areas (Opportunities throughout New England)
  • Plant Conservation - protect the native flora of New England (Opportunities throughout New England)
  • Seed Bank - prepare and process seeds for long-term storage (Framingham, MA)
  • Philanthropy - assist with research, database maintenance, mailings, and donor/member events (Framingham, MA)
  • Garden Shop & Native Plant Sales - help keep the native plants we sell in peak condition and  answer customer questions (Framingham, MA)