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Volunteering at Tawes

“The reason volunteers aren’t paid is not because they’re

worthless but because they are priceless.”

Author: Unknown

Volunteers play a multi-faceted role in the running of the Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden.
Functions performed by volunteers include educational programming, gardening, administrative office support, retail sales and/or serving as members on the board of the Friends of Tawes Garden, Inc. Currently there are sixty registered volunteers along with numerous one-time helpers all donating their time, talents, and expertise to fulfill the garden’s mission as a public facility to promote, educate, and encourage the conservation and appreciation of naturalistic and cultivated gardening for the benefit of all.
On average the Garden’s dedicated volunteers give 2,500 hours annually to the running of the Garden. Along with individuals, there are affiliate groups that have joined the volunteer staff. District II of the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland has been involved since the Garden’s inception in 1975. In more recent years the Anne Arundel County Extension Service Master Gardeners have joined the ranks with an emphasis on horticultural education.
To explore volunteer opportunities and to register go to

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