Volunteer

Plant Receiving

Adult volunteer and two students moving plants from a truck

Plant receiving shifts on Wednesday and Thursday are generally full at this point, though occasionally a spot opens up so it may be worth checking.

We start plant receiving early on Wednesday morning before the sale date.

Plant receiving
Wednesday, Thursday
Ability to lift 20 pounds
Lifting and bending continuously throughout shift

Move plants from trucks to staging areas within Grandstand, and then place them in their assigned table locations. Knowledge of plants useful but not necessary. Bring gardening or work gloves!  Sign up online now

Plant receiving, heavy-duty
Wednesday, Thursday
Ability to lift 40-50 pounds
Long arms and height are necessary
Ability to walk up and down truck ramps repeatedly
Lifting and bending continuously throughout shift

Help unload tall, heavy rolling racks of plants from trucks. This means using a lift-gate or rolling the racks down ramps. The racks are heavily loaded, and you may have to help stabilize as they come down. Non-slip shoes or workboots! Bring work gloves.  Sign up online now

Bulb bagging
Wednesday, Thursday
Work standing up throughout shift; otherwise, low physical demands
Place required number of bulbs or roots in each bag, staple bag shut with label provided, and place in bin.  Sign up online now

Plant labeling, outside
Thursday
Standing and walking throughout with some kneeling and lifting
Ability to lift 20 pounds
Detail orientation and cooperative interaction with others

Place plant label sticks one per plant or pack in flats as directed. Move flats around if needed. Working outside.

Seed organizing and flat-cutting
Thursday
Standing and walking throughout with some sitting
Detail orientation and hand dexterity

Prepare seed packets for sale and place on shelves, cut apart black flats of plants. Sign up online now