Become a Volunteer

The BBG Volunteer Association

Join our family of Amazing Volunteers!

New Volunteers: Please fill out a short sign-up form and find out more about upcoming BBG volunteer opportunities.

If you’re not yet a Volunteer, but are ‘thinking about it’, let us tell you a bit about what we do.  Volunteers are an integral part of Berkshire Botanical Garden, and help in just about every aspect. There are many opportunities to volunteer on a regular basis, for example as a weeder, a tour guide, or a greeter/cashier at the Visitor Center. There are also many opportunities to participate on an occasional or even once-a-year basis, at special events like the annual Plant Sale or Harvest Festival. However you choose to participate, your contribution as a Volunteer will be deeply appreciated.

If you are already a BBG Volunteer, THANK YOU!  You know the joys of participating in the success of this wonderful Garden.  To record your volunteer hours, click here to access your personal Volunteer page, and enter your name and email address.  You will be sent an email with a link to access your personal page so that only you can update your information. Bookmark this link for easy access to your volunteer page!

Click here to read the Volunteer Association Rights and Responsibilities.

Find Your Passion!

Do you like to garden? Teach? Lead tours? Help with office work? Interact with the public, or lend your skills behind the scenes? You can find what you love to do, and make a difference at Berkshire Botanical Garden. And, as a Volunteer, you’ll reap many benefits:

•Meet new people and make new friends.
•Connect with other garden enthusiasts and grow your own gardening expertise.
•Enjoy the excitement of helping to stage special events and exhibitions.
•Gain work references.
•Receive vouchers for classes and workshops for every 50 or more hours of service within a calendar year.
•Recognition awards for 100 plus hours of service completed within one year.

In addition, every year the Garden honors all Volunteers with a celebratory event. It’s a delightful occasion to mingle with all the people who help the Garden grow: other Volunteers, BBG Staff and Board Members.

Your Volunteer Association

BBG relies on the generous and gracious help of more than 300 active Volunteers. In order to help the Garden make the most of all our skills, we organized a Volunteer Association. The BBG VA is led by a Steering Committee comprised of:

Lauretta Harris, President

Bill Howe, Vice President, Special Projects

Joy Howe, Vice President, Special Projects

Beverly Igleburger, Vice President, Volunteer Relations

       Theresa Terry, Vice President, Special Liaison to the Herb Associates

Together, we help direct the power of our amazing Volunteers into the growth of the Garden. YOU can help our beautiful Garden flourish!

Please help to make a difference.  Contact us by email at or call the Volunteer Coordinator at 413-298-3926 ext. 14.

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