Volunteers working to identify plants before reshelving. (Sale photos are from pre-COVID days.)

Volunteers working to identify plants before reshelving. (Sale photos are from pre-COVID days.)

Friends School Plant Sale is entirely volunteer-run.

Over 1,400 people are needed to do everything from building display tables to shelving plants, and from tallying up orders to packing it all up after the sale is over. Hear from some of our long-time volunteers here.

Each volunteer is expected to work four hours. Find out about your specific shift time when you sign up.

Here is a list of the 2021 volunteer jobs with descriptions and a general idea of which days and times they occur on (pdf). Note: If you don't see a particular job that's listed here when you go to sign up, that means the job has filled.

Volunteer signups are now closed 

Pre-sale: Each year, volunteers are invited to shop at the pre-sale. They also receive an extra discount for their Sunday shopping. You can find more info in our FAQ.

What needs to be done by volunteers? Volunteer jobs generally fall into the following categories:

  • Tasks before the sale week
  • Setup (before the sale)
  • Plant receiving and shelving (before and during the sale)
  • During the sale
  • Clean up (after the sale)