We are a 100% volunteer organization. Everything we do is made possible through the involvement of our members.
We break the duties into 3-hour shifts which are fun and manageable. Select as many as you like. Volunteers earn five points for every hour worked. That's fifteen points for each 3-hour shift.
At present, the garden requires everyone to wear a mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status.On this page you can sign up to volunteer, review what times and rolls you signed up for, and see the ways to volunteer at our show. Scroll down for more.
The schedule is updated by hand. Please allow 48 hours for your submission to appear.
Follow this link to sign up to volunteer at our show.
Here is how our volunteers participate at our shows.
Set Up/Unloading – Friday from 12pm-2pm, 4-6 volunteers are needed to skirt tables. At 2pm, help unload vehicles and move plants to the display or sale area.
Plant Registration – Friday from 4pm-8pm, assist Diane Mulkerin in making labels and registering orchids for judging. Computer skills and using a paper cutter are needed.
Clerking – Saturday from 7am-10am, we need 20 clerks to assist the AOS Judges. Do you want to learn more about orchids and how they are judged? It is easy and fun!
Repotting - We provide a repotting service for $5 per plant. New members can gain invaluable hands-on experience and will be paired with an experienced member.
Membership - Share your enthusiasm for orchids by talking to the visitors and signing them up to join the IOS!
AOS Membership - If you are a member of the AOS, you can sign up to work the AOS membership table and encourage people to join the AOS.
Plant Sales - Members can bring plants for the club to sell. Some knowledge of orchids is helpful.
Hospitality - The IOS has a hospitality room downstairs. Volunteers set out, refresh, and safely store food for IOS members, AOS judges and exhibitors.
REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER
Follow this link to be taken to the volunteer registration form.