Become a volunteer

Friends-sponsored events would not be possible without the help of our dedicated volunteers.

The jobs that are needed for each of our events are listed below. 

Shop in the Gardens Holiday Open House 


  • Gift wrap merchandise for customers
  • Operate cash register 
  • Process credit card sales with iPad and Square software

Spring Plant Sale


  • Before-sale plant care 
  • Set up tents, tables, chairs, etc.
  • Move  plants from greenhouse to tents
  • Help section leaders sell plants and answer questions
  • Use iPad and square to ring out customers
  • Sell raffle tickets and memberships
  • Hand out gift plants to members
  • Help customers carry plants to cars
  • Retrieve shopping carts 
  • Carry plants to DeYor Concourse after sale
  • After-sale plant care

Summer Garden Party


  • Make floral arrangements/decor before the event
  • Set up
  • Check-in guests
  • Serve cordials
  • Sell drink and raffle tickets
  • Tear down

Mill Creek MetroParks

If you are interested in signing up to volunteer, please visit the MetroParks website to fill out an application, then contact us (Friends) to let us know where you'd like to help. Thank you for your interest in the Gardens!  

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