Location: Center for Urban Horticulture, UW Botanic Gardens, Seattle, Washington (see map and directions)
Time: as-needed basis, usually weekdays between 9am and 5pm
Assist Rare Care staff with a variety of computer and office projects that support the rare plant monitoring and seed collecting programs.
Projects have included:
producing maps in ArcGIS
organizing and labeling our digital image collection
compiling training manuals
researching rare plant literature
Do you enjoy working with people and sharing your enthusiasm for native rare plant conservation?
There’s nothing like watching someone’s eyes light up when they look closely at a plant and discover something new and unexpected. Using microscopes, simplified plant keys, mini plant presses and other tools adapted for festival audiences, we open the eyes of children and adults to new views of the plants around them.
Join Rare Care staff and volunteers in presenting hands-on activities for all ages at occasional outreach events in the Seattle area.
How to Apply
Apply for a volunteer position with Rare Care by filling out an online volunteer application. Visit the UW Botanic Gardens “Volunteer” web page and select “Rare Care General Assistant.”
This position becomes active when there’s a specific special project need. However, we’d be happy to hear from you at any time if you’d enjoy participating in mailing parties or outreach events. If the General Assistant position isn’t active, just send us an email.