Become a Volunteer

The BBG Volunteer Association


Interested in volunteering? 
Please click here to fill out a short sign-up form
and find out more about upcoming BBG volunteer opportunities.

If you are already a BBG Volunteer, you know the joys of participating in the success of this wonderful Garden. 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 at the Welcome 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.

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 calendar year.

In addition, every year the Garden honors all Volunteers with a celebratory dinner. 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 600 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

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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