Volunteer in the gardens

Studies have found gardening and horticultural therapy can reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, improve attention and interrupt harmful ruminations, a symptom of anxiety.  Interacting with nature — even in the simple act of viewing trees or visiting garden-like settings — can have dramatic therapeutic results.  Consider signing up to volunteer in our gardens.   

 

Besides the obvious therapeutic benefits, why volunteer?  There are a variety of reasons why people volunteer. 

  • Make new friends and build confidence

  • Learn new skills that could enhance your career

  • Be an active member of the community

  • Break out from boredom

  • Collect achievements for those college applications

People may volunteer for the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them.  Others may find an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge.  In these uncertain times, americans are uniting to help each other.  While being sure to keep safe and follow guidelines for how to slow the spread of the disease.

Tasks include watering, mulching, weeding, raking, picking up sticks, checking pathways to ensure they are clear of debris.  Other roles include conducting tours and assisting with special events or within the gift shop.  

Want more information?  Sign up today

MacCallum More Museum & Gardens is now an official certifying organization for the Presidential Service Award!
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