Community Service That’s Good for You 


Volunteering at River Farm means becoming a part of a special group in your community, working to educate and inspire people of all ages to develop into successful, environmentally responsible gardeners. Being a volunteer provides unique opportunities to enrich your gardening knowledge and experience. It also provides benefits for your physical and mental health, and allows you to participate in the restoration and preservation of River Farm.

River Farm volunteers have the opportunity to participate in occasional educational/fun field trips, get discounted or free access to select AHS/River Farm events, and receive discounts at the Garden Shop.

Volunteer Opportunities



Assist AHS staff with garden tasks, including data collection for plants.


Provide tours and interpretive walks for children and adults, revealing the hidden and not-so-hidden wonders in the process.

Special Events 

Participate in the planning and staffing of AHS public events.

Administrative Projects 

Assist AHS staff in a variety of office tasks.


Help lead children’s activities in the Children’s Garden or help enhance and maintain the Children’s Garden.

Creative Support 

Provide AHS with artistic support: design, photography, music, etc.

Garden Shop 

Greet visitors to River Farm and help them find garden books and tools, children’s gardening supplies, and items created by local artists.


Assist AHS in creating and monitoring websites.


Help AHS with many building maintenance tasks.


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