|Volunteering at the Arboretum
The volunteer application and consent form are now "interactive" pdfs so they can be filled out, saved to your computer, and emailed to Cathy at email@example.com. If you have a digital signature you can use that in the "signature" area. You can still print them and fill them out the old way too! Whichever you prefer.
Next Volunteer Meeting:
FRIDAY December 6, 2013 8:30 a.m.
Please help decorate the Arboretum Visitor Center for Open House on Sat. Dec. 7.
Awards for 2013 will be announced!
Sign up for Volunteer opportunities. Meet in the temporary Visitor Center. Many exciting volunteer opportunities are available at the Crosby Arboretum! For more information please contact Cathy Bordelon, (601)799-2311, Ext. 104 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are using a NEW Volunteer Sign Up Tool created by volunteers for volunteers. So for those who are online, this is another way you can sign up to help us out. The site is called volunteersignup.org. (info) When you sign-up it will ask you for some details that are shared with us at the Arboretum, but they assure us they are not shared with anyone else. If you have not completed a Volunteer Application, please send one to me ASAP before filling out the sign-up sheet on the links below.
If you found us on or have an account with VolunteerMatch.org, please consider giving us a positive review! Those reviews can help bring new Volunteers to the Arboretum and your personal stories/experiences can be a great selling point.
UPCOMING EVENT NEEDS FOR VOLUNTEERS!
If you want to help, but a time or task listed doesn't fit with your schedule, let Cathy know. Call or email Cathy about ongoing regular tasks/needs that are not events. Please be sure you have submitted your Volunteer Application and received a Welcome Confirmation BEFORE signing up to work events. Thanks!
Sign-up to volunteer:
(if the link does not work, notify Richelle ASAP)
*Volunteers needed to decorate the Visitor Center for Open House, Fri. Dec. 6 8:30-11:00 a.m. (coincides with the Dec Vol Meeting), 2013
*Volunteers needed to work Open House on Saturday Dec. 7, 9:30-1:30, 2013
*Volunteer to sit at the ticket booth during 2 Saturday events, Sat. Dec. 14, 9:30-2:30 p.m., 2013
*Volunteers needed to assist Pat Drackett with Holiday Ornaments for Kids class, Sat. Dec. 14, 12:30-2:30.
*Volunteers to assist with Forge Day setup and event, Fri & Sat January 24 & 25, 2014
*Volunteers to assist with Arbor Day Plant Sale setup and event, Fri & Sat. Feb. 14 & 15, 2014
*Volunteer to sit at the ticket booth for Saturday event, Sat. Feb 22.
The Pinecote Press Volunteer Newsletter (.pdf)
The Pinecote Press is published Quarterly. Please send your email address to email@example.com to be added to the Volunteer Listserv and you will receive it electronically the day it is complete.
VOLUNTEERS at The Crosby Arboretum fill a variety of vital roles, both
behind the scenes tending plants, maintaining trails, stuffing envelopes,
and assisting with construction and before the public as tour guides,
gift shop assistants, and admission greeters. Both the task and the time
are fitted to individual volunteers; some volunteers give of their time
one day a week, others give a few hours a month. The Crosby Arboretum
welcomes volunteers with a wide range of interests and talents.
The Crosby Arboretum, Mississippi State University Extension Service, is looking for some good volunteers! Whether you have a few hours a month, a few weekends out of the year or just a few weeks while you are relocated to the coast for the winter, we have a place for you.
Students! The Crosby Arboretum is the perfect place for students to expand their resume for college applications and scholarship applications with volunteer service.
Call for Volunteers:
Volunteers are needed to work the ticket booth at the front parking lot here at the Arboretum. Volunteers are needed in shifts from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and again from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Your main goal is to greet arriving visitors, hand out visitor maps and direct them to the Arboretum Visitor Center. If you have any questions or would like to sign-up, call Cathy at 601-799-2311, x 104 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers to post and distribute Arboretum Quarterly Program Calendars to public community boards where appropriate throughout the MS Gulf Coast and New Orleans metro areas.
needed to inventory and clean-up the nursery stock area and prepare plants for upcoming plant sales.
Volunteer Tour Guides/Docents needed. We will train you!
Volunteers needed for: Maintenance needs- help pressure
washing bridges, cleaning kioskâ€™s, cleaning and painting front gates,
painting sign boards in the greenhouse and weeding.
Examples of Volunteer Tasks:
*Walking the trails to clean sign posts
* Sweeping decks and cleaning chairs
*Power-washing gates, decks, bridges and pavilion floor
*Using leaf blower to clean trails of leaves and pine needle debris
*Weeding children's garden
*Cleaning the greenhouse
*Assisting with plant sales
*Assisting with our larger
*Painting gates and visitors center walls
*Ticket Booth: greeting guests, handing out maps, handing out fish food
*Scrapbooking the Arboretum's newspaper clippings, magazine articles, etc.
*Filling fish food bags for public
*Making copies of handouts
*Answering the phones on event days
*Manning the membership table on event days
information about volunteering at the Arboretum, call Cathy at
(601) 799-2311 ext. 104 or email at email@example.com