We Need You!

To deliver the quality programs that we are know for, requires lots of people. The only way we can do this is through our dedicated and awesome group of volunteers.

If you are someone that loves working with children and are passionate about plants, consider signing up to volunteer in the 4-H Children's Gardens." Docents are needed to lead field trips and to interpret the garden for visitors on the weekend.

Here is a sampling of the possibilities:

  • Tour Guide
  • Family Programs helper
  • Seeds of Science Educator
  • Butterflies in the Garden Docent
  • Garden worker

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or have any questions, contact Jessica Wright or Dr. Norm.

Jessica can be reached by:
Email:garden4h@msu.edu
Phone:517-353-0452

Dr. Norm can be reached by:
Email:lownds@msu.edu
Phone:517-353-0349

Our Docents

Our docents come from all sorts of backgrounds and with all types of experiences. They are an amazing and awesome group of people!

Special Training

You don't need any special trainig to volunteer with us, but we will provide you with whatever training you want and feel you need. Often we pair new docents with one of our seasoned veterans to "learn the ropes".

We also have docent meetings every couple of months to hear speakers, go on field trips and enjoy food together. We all learn from each other and enjoy the great company.