Volunteer at Lakewold

Share your talents with a vibrant community!

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 (see the Events Calendar for upcoming work parties!)
    • Container Garden Steward
    • Pool Assistant
    • Facilities Maintenance

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

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 email volunteers@lakewoldgardens.org for an application appointment.

Or contact us:

By email: volunteers@lakewoldgardens.org | By phone: 253-584-4106
By mail: PO Box 39780, Lakewood, WA 98496-3780
 at our admissions office during our open hours

Once your application is submitted, please allow one week for us to follow up. We look forward to growing with you!

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

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

Phone | 253-584-4106

Spring/Summer/Fall Hours | 10 am to 5 pm Wed - Sun

Winter Hours (Nov - Mar) | 10 am to 4 pm Fri - Sun

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