Learn, share, contribute, grow!

Make a difference to your community, and to yourself. Get involved in the exciting growth of Tower Hill Botanic Garden.

You do not need to have a horticulture background to be involved—we will train you! Plus there are many positions that don't necessarily involve gardening skills or knowledge. However, you must be enthusiastic, flexible, and willing to learn new things.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities are posted on this web site only as departments determine they have need of volunteer help. So we encourage you to visit this site often for volunteer updates. Please click here to see our Volunteer Opportunities.

Internships at the Garden

Learn more about our exciting academic internships, including application procedures and deadlines.

Volunteer Recognition Party


All volunteers were recently recognized at an annual dinner held at the Garden, which was attended by active volunteers and several members of the Board of Trustees. Top volunteers--who had been active more than 10 consecutive years and with a total contribution of more than 2,000 hours of service, were recognized with a new bronze plaque. Persons so honored were:

Frank H. Bissett, of Northborough, Mass.
16 years of service; more than 5600 hours contributed

Judith H. Bissett, of Northborough, Mass.
15 years of service, more than 2175 hours contributed

Kathleen V. Bowman, of Westborough, Mass.
15 years of service, more than 2330 hours of contributed

Jean A. Draper, of Boylston, Mass.
15 years of service, more than 2283 hours contributed

Persis G. Hamilton, of Worcester, Mass.
15 years of service, more than 1097 hours contributed

Dr. Richard K. Kimball, of Worcester, Mass.
21 years of service, more than 2525 hours contributed

Mary J. O'Connor, of Worcester, Mass.
19 years of service, more than 2553 hours contributed

Maureen K. Pedroli, of Boylston, Mass.
16 years of service, more than 2332 hours contributed

Natalie K. Perkins, of Shrewsbury, Mass.
19 years of service, more than 2487 hours contributed

The new recognition plaque that has the above names engraved on it was the brainchild of Board Member Richard Leif of Northborough. After walking through the halls of Tower Hill's Stoddard Education & Visitors Center one day, he noticed the plaques recognizing major donors, and thought a similar plaque to recognize the service of Tower Hill's many volunteers was appropriate. Mr. Leif and his wife Jean presented the plaque (pictured above) at the annual volunteer recognition dinner, to an enthusiastic reception.

THANK YOU to ALL Tower Hill Volunteers!!