Volunteering

Help preserve a legacy

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 - regular ongoing commitment
      • Saturday 11-1am & 1-3pm
      • Sunday 11-1am & 1-3pm
    • Shop Nursery Grooming Assistant - regular ongoing commitment
      • Thursdays, 9:30 to 11:30 am
    • House Administrative Assistant
      • Event Set/Up and Take Down
        • Mayfest
        • Fairyfest
        • Soiree
        • MFH
    • Event Hospitality Host/Greeter
      • Music From Home
      • Art Show Openings
      • Soiree
      • Mayfest
      • Fairyfest
      • Free Thursdays - Volunteer recruitment table
  • Tour Docents
  • Coffee & Chat Docents
  • Art Docents
    • Wed-Sun during garden open hours for the duration of Art Shows
  • Horticultural Stewards - ongoing regular commitment
    • Weeding Steward - Thursday 9-11 & 1-3
    • Plant Grooming Steward - Friday 9-11 & 1-3
    • Perennial Care Steward - Wed 9-11
    • Fine Gardening - Wed 10-12, Saturday 12-2, Sunday 1-3
    • Container Garden Steward - May-September, Daily 9-10
    • Pool Assistant - Wed, Friday, Sun 9:30 to 10:30
    • Facilities Maintenace - Mon., Wed., & Fri.  9-12
  • Work Parties - drop in single visit, weekly, or monthly (a great way to try out volunteering)
    • Tuesdays 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    • Weekend date once a month TBD
  • Marketing Administrative Assistant - regular ongoing commitment
    • Promote Events and Activities
    • Social Media Posting
    • Letters & Mailings

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 Keith Hayner for an application appointment.

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

By website LINK HERE
By email to volunteers@lakewoldgardens.org
By phone Speak with Keith Hayner at 253-584-4106 ext. 106
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.