We are in need of capable people who are interested in gardens and who are willing to roll up their sleeves! A sampling of the volunteer opportunities available include:
The Lord & Schryver Conservancy gardeners are a wonderful group. We aren't all about work--there is usually a break for coffee, treats, and conversation. We meet Thursday mornings during the season at Deepwood Museum & Gardens to help maintain the historic gardens. An additional group of volunteers work in the gardens at Gaiety Hollow each Friday morning. Assistance is greatly needed at both historic sites! If you cannot help on Thursday or Friday but want to get your hands dirty, we want to hear from you. Contact Lindsey at email@example.com or 971-600-4902.
We are a presence at many activities throughout the year including garden events, the Salem Art Fair, lectures, workshops and donor receptions.
Are you interested in learning more about the Lord and Schryver legacy and gardens? Would you like to share this with visitors to the gardens? Do you enjoy meeting new people? Are you comfortable talking before a small group? If yes, then consider joining our Docent Program!
The Docent Training Program provides a 6-month study of background history, hands-on workshops, monthly lectures, and discussion groups, to prepare the docent candidates to lead garden tour groups at Gaiety Hollow (L&S Home and Garden) and Deepwood Museum & Gardens. The Conservancy’s mission is to inform the public about these landscape architects, their work, designs, historical regional influences, and interpretation of their local gardens.
The Docent Training Program begins in October of each year. After successful completion of the structured academic program, the docent-in-training shadows a seasoned docent until he/she is comfortable leading a tour group independently. After training is completed, the docent is expected to lead at least six tours each season for two seasons (April through September).
For more information about the L&S Conservancy Docent Program, phone 503-838-0527 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply for the next Docent Training, click here for the application form.
Send us a note outlining your interest and we will be in touch! email@example.com