Volunteer at Lakewold

Share your talents with a vibrant community!

Meet this year's Volunteer of the Year award recipients!

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Longtime volunteer Julie Martin has shared many talents with Lakewold over the years. From organizing volunteers in the hydrangea and rock garden beds to assisting in re-branding The Shop at Lakewold, Julie has put her heart into growing Lakewold's visibility and professionalism.

Gary Werner's quiet, gentle spirit has graced the garden since Nov. of 2020. He is a willing worker who will try most maintenance tasks. The garden and its people are better off because of Gary's steadfast presence.
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Horticulture training

Become a Lakewold Volunteer

Volunteering at Lakewold Gardens is a great opportunity to get involved with your community while connecting with nature, the arts and local history! Volunteers contribute in a variety of ways in roles that touch all facets of our mission, from stewarding the land to sharing our exciting new programming with the public.

Sign up to volunteer and learn new skills. Meet new people, and give back to the garden and habitat once stewarded by our Steilacoom neighbors on the sacred Cook-al-chy, otherwise known as Gravelly Lake. Currently, training is individualized, however, a series of training classes will be added to the volunteer schedule soon.

Roles include:

  • Admissions/Shop Assistants
  • Shop Nursery Grooming Assistant
  • House Administrative Assistant
  • Event Hospitality Host/Greeter
  • Tour Docents
  • Coffee & Chat Docents
  • Art Docents
  • Work Parties - a great way to try out volunteering!
  • Horticultural Stewards
    • Weeding Steward
    • Plant Grooming Steward
    • Perennial Care Steward
    • Fine Gardening
    • Container Garden Steward
    • Pool Assistant
    • Facilities Maintenace

We appreciate your interest in sharing your time with us. All volunteers are required to apply and pass a background check prior to their first day of volunteering. Click the link below to complete a volunteer application. If you would prefer to complete an application by phone or in person, please call Julie Lee for an application appointment.

Please contact us for additional information on becoming a new volunteer or re-engaging in our volunteer program.

Ready to Volunteer? We'd love to have you!

Contact us:

Through Better Impact
By email to volunteers@lakewoldgardens.org
By phone Speak with Julie Lee at 253-584-4106
In-person at our admissions office during our open hours
By mail to PO Box 39780, Lakewood, WA 98496-3780

Once your application is completed, please allow 72 hours for us to follow-up. We look forward to growing with you.

Lakewold Gardens | 12317 Gravelly Lake Drive Southwest, Lakewood, WA 98499

Mailing Address | Post Office Box 39780, Lakewood, WA 98496

Phone | 253-584-4106

Summer Hours | Wed-Sun 11 am - 5 pm

Winter Hours | Fri - Sun 10 am - 4 pm

This page is made possible, in part, by a City of Lakewood Lodging Tax Grant.