Volunteer!

We are delighted to announce our 2022 schedule of garden stewardship events!

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

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

Right now, we are limiting the number of stewardship volunteers at 15 per event to allow for social distancing. If/when that changes during the year, we will post the new info on this page. All stewardship event attendees must pre-register on our SignUp Genius page.

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!


Here’s our stewardship event schedule as of March 1st: (We’ll be adding more summer events dates soon, so check back!)

  • SATURDAY APRIL 9TH FROM 11AM-2PM

  • SATURDAY MAY 14TH FROM 11AM-2PM

  • SATURDAY JUNE 11TH FROM 10AM-1PM (please note earlier start time for summer events)

  • SATURDAY JULY 9TH FROM 10AM-1PM (please note earlier start time for summer events)

  • SATURDAY AUGUST 13TH FROM 10AM-1PM (please note earlier start time for summer events)

  • SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH FROM 11AM-2PM

  • SATURDAY OCTOBER 8TH FROM 11AM-2PM

All attendees must pre-register to attend stewardship events on our SignUp Genius page– thanks!

We’ll also be adding multiple stewardship events during the summer months, so stay tuned for our listing of all these dates as soon as they are set!

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, contact Lois at 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!


COVID-SAFE PROTOCOLS

  • Right now, we are limiting the total number of attendees per stewardship event at 15, to allow for social distancing in the garden. if that changes, we will post the new number on this page.

  • We ask that all adult attendees be fully vaccinated, and we require that all attendees over age 2 bring a mask to wear whenever they are within 6ft of another attendee outside their family group.

  • We supply all sanitizing supplies and tools, but 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.