Volunteers have been the mainstay of Magnuson Children’s Garden since 2001

We warmly welcome you to volunteer at community stewardship events in the garden, and/or “behind the scenes” in Children’s Garden Committee support activities!

Our annual schedule includes 2nd Saturday events during each month from April-October, plus a series of weekday events from May to September.

All stewardship event attendees must pre-register on our SignUp Genius page.

The Children’s Garden Committee is active year-round! For information on how you can help with “behind the scenes” volunteer activities, please contact Children’s Garden Committee Volunteer Coordinator Lois Hanson at childrensgardenvolunteering@gmail.com

Thanks for your help in sustaining the Children’s Garden!

We may also be able to schedule a free custom stewardship event for your scout, campfire, community, family or corporate group during the summer months, with minimum of 2 weeks advance notice. For more information, send an email to childrensgardenvolunteering@gmail.com

Q: What happens at our stewardship events?

A: Our events are fun for novice gardeners as well as experienced ones, and parents are always welcome to bring their children!

Typical activities include simple tasks such as planting, fertilizing, and/or pruning plants, weeding and mulching beds and paths, and watering during the summer months;We provide bottled water and single-serving granola bars or other refreshments for all stewardship volunteers;King Co. Master Gardeners and/or other experienced gardeners are always on hand at each event to guide volunteers, and answer your home gardening questions too!


  • Right now, we are limiting the total number of attendees per stewardship event at 15, to allow for social distancing in the garden. Occasionally we have a reduced maximum attendees, which is always noted on our SignUp Genius page.

  • We encourage all attendees to bring a mask to wear, especially when they are within 6ft of another attendee who is not part of their family group. We have a supply of disposable masks for any attendees who would like one.

  • We supply hand and tool sanitizers, a soap and water sink, and all garden tools, but we ask that volunteers bring their own garden gloves if they have them. If not, we will supply a freshly-laundered pair to use while you are in the Children’s Garden.

For more information or any questions about our events or “behind the scenes” support activities, please contact the Children’s Garden Committee Volunteer Coordinator Lois Hanson at childrensgardenvolunteering@gmail.com.