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    Volunteering at River Farm means becoming a part of a special group in your community, working to educate and inspire people of all ages to develop into successful, environmentally responsible gardeners. Being a volunteer provides unique opportunities to enrich your gardening knowledge and experience. It also allows you to participate in the restoration and preservation of River Farm.


    Volunteer Opportunities


    Assist AHS staff with garden tasks, including data collection for plants.


    Provide tours and interpretive walks for children and adults, revealing the hidden and not-so-hidden wonders in the process.

    Special Events

    Participate in the planning and staffing of AHS public events.

    Administrative Projects

    Assist AHS staff in a variety of office tasks.


    Help lead children's activities in the Children's Garden or help enhance and maintain the Children’s Garden.

    Creative Support

    Provide AHS with artistic support: design, photograpy, music, etc.

    Garden Shop

    Greet visitors to River Farm and help them find garden books and tools, children's gardening supplies, and items created by local artists.


    Assist AHS in creating and monitoring websites.


    Help AHS with many building maintenance tasks.


    To learn more, e-mail volunteer@ahsgardening.org or call (703) 768-5700