No need to have a green thumb! Whether you are new to Tower Hill or a long-time member you can become a volunteer.

Volunteering at Tower Hill is a great way to learn more about plants and meet new people with similar interests in a beautiful environment. Our volunteers are the lifeblood of Tower Hill Botanic Garden. They assist the Tower Hill staff in nearly every aspect of garden management. From greeting guests and caring for the Gardens, assisting with special events, the garden shop and membership mailings, the volunteers contribute their time and are committed to helping Tower Hill with out mission: to help make a connection between people and plants.

Who can volunteer: You can! If you are 16 years and older, you can volunteer.


  1. Meet new friends who share your interests
  2. Help to connect people with plants!
  3. Receive on-the-job training & learn new skills
  4. Have free entry on days when on duty
  5. Gain personal enrichment and satisfaction
  6. Receive recognition for hours of service, as follows:
10 hours: An invitation to the annual Volunteer Appreciation Event
30 hours: Six (6) gate passes redeemable for free admission to Tower Hill, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator to request your passes
75 hours: An Individual membership to Tower Hill, which you may keep or give to a friend
100 hours: A voucher to attend a Tower Hill class (maximum value: $25.00)
125 hours: A Family membership to Tower Hill, which you may keep or give to a friend
150 hours: Two (2) tickets to City Spaces/Country Places Garden Tour
200 hours: Tower Hill Volunteer reusable canvas bag

Please contact Suzanne Hauerstein, Coordinator of Volunteer & Intern Services to redeem your awards. Email shauerstein@towerhillbg.org or call 508.869.6111 x175.

In order to achieve these benefits, volunteer hours must be earned within a calendar year.  Volunteer hours are cumulative throughout the 2019 year.

On site opportunities available:

Weeding, dead-heading, pruning, planting, sweeping and other garden maintenance. Volunteers work outdoors in the formal and wild gardens on weekday mornings. April through October.

Docents provide guided tours with a general overview of the gardens. Docent training runs annually March-April. View information here. 

Garden Ambassadors walk around the gardens, greet guests, answer questions, talk with guests about the gardens, specific plants and exhibits.

Greet and direct guests. Walk through the Gardens and talk to guests about exhibitions, shows and activity locations.

Share your love of Tower Hill by helping to enroll new and renewing Members at special events. Training required.

Behind-the-scenes help with date entry. Must have computer skills.

Lead or assist youth drop-in classes and activities such as Learn & Grow and Exploration Station.

Off site opportunities available:
Worcester Tree Initiative: a Program of Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Our organization exists to grow, care for, and protect Worcester County’s urban and town forests. Our community based approach includes education, training, tree planting, and long term monitoring and care to achieve significant improvements to the environment and to the quality of life in our cities and towns.

How to apply: fill out the volunteer information form below and/or contact Suzanne Hauerstein, Coordinator of Volunteer & Intern Services for more information at shauerstein@towerhillbg.org or 508.869.6111 x175.

Yes! I’m interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities at Tower Hill.

Please fill out the volunteer form below:

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