Wonder, Learn, Grow… Volunteer!
COVID 19 UPDATE: In response to recent updates on COVID19 and to protect the health of our visitors, volunteers and staff, volunteer opportunities have been somewhat streamlined. We are excited we’ve been able to re-engaged many of our registered volunteers since re-opening in June. If you have an interest in applying to volunteer, you’ll find our online registration at the bottom of this page. Please complete this and we’ll be in touch to let you know as soon as we are able to schedule an orientation for new volunteers.
Yew Dell has a dedicated group of volunteers with a large range of skills that help at special events or in day to day activities. We would love to have you join our group of wonderful volunteers!
Whatever your skills or experience, we have a project that could use your talent. Coming out to volunteer is a great way to meet new people, learn more about gardening, or develop a new skill. Yew Dell provides a beautiful outdoor setting to work in individually or as a group. We have opportunities that are great for novice gardeners, Master Gardeners, or even those who are not blessed with a green thumb.
March – November between 9am – 12pm.
March – November between 10am – 12pm.
- New Volunteers Welcome: Volunteer Orientations are normally scheduled on second Saturdays March-November from 9am-10am. Due to COVID-19 our orientations aren’t scheduled as frequently. Complete the registration form at the bottom of the page and you’ll be contacted about the next available orientation.
- Training and materials are provided for all positions. Keep in mind if you are working outside that you will want to wear comfortable shoes and might want to wear something you don’t mind getting a little dirty.
We are open to suggestions. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Laura Ryan – (502) 241-4788.
Volunteers of the Year for 2019
Ruth and Larry have been volunteering in the gardens since 2007. In 2017 they became regulars in the weekly Garden Workdays helping with weeding, mulching, and planting. In 2018 they joined the Garden Adoption Program and adopted the Walled Garden with Andrea Eisenbrei where they have transformed the space from a modge-podge perennial garden to a seasonally themed annual display. As a part of the Garden Adoption Program they have dedicated 2 hours per week to maintaining and assisting in the Walled Garden, March to November. In 2019 Ruth and Larry donated materials for the restoration of the walled garden pond and guided the installation of a new liner and fountain. Not only do they do amazing work in the Garden Adoption program, but they also help in other areas from volunteering for the Nursery Workdays to pressing cider at Boo Dell. Ruth and Larry took “garden adoption” to the next level. Not only did they maintain their garden, but went beyond maintenance to elevate the experience visitors have in the Walled Garden. They donated a beautiful table, chairs and umbrella for the patio area near the Admin house. They completely restored the pond and it was no easy task! Having the water in the pond and the fountain working has had such a massive impact on the garden. The pond is part of our history and we are so grateful for their tireless efforts.