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Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Friends of the Conservatory!

We look forward to reviewing your application. Our Palm House Gift Shop Director, Shannon Koyano, will be in touch!

Applicant Information


Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, or have a parent/guardian approval for ages 15 to 18.

Volunteer Opportunities

We're so pleased that you'd like to volunteer in the Palm House Gift Shop! The Palm House Gift Shop relies on in-person volunteer support Tuesdays through Sundays and offers the most regular scheduling. Training is provided.
As of February, we are seeking volunteers to staff the Palm House Gift Shop, assist the Plant Sale Committee, and a project lead to produce 1-sheet biographies to spotlight BIPOC horticulturalists, botanists, architects, Seattle figures, landscape designers, etc. to be featured in the gift shop, on our website, social media, etc. We'll add more opportunities to this form when they become available.

Skills & Experience

In which of these areas do you feel you have moderate to excellent skill? Check all that apply.
Select all that apply.
Select all that apply. You'll definitely learn about plants while volunteering in the gift shop!

Please briefly share anything you'd like us to know.

Volunteer Commitment

We prefer a minimum commitment of 4 hours per month, but are open to your availability.
Shifts are about three hours each. There's a morning shift in the gift shop from 10 am - 1 pm, and an afternoon shift from 1 - 4 pm. The Conservatory is closed on Mondays. Select all that apply.

Emergency Contact Information

Please make sure to list at least one WA resident as an emergency contact.



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