Volunteers 2019

2019 Flower Show Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Massachusetts Horticultural Society at the Boston Flower & Garden Show. This year's Show, themed "The Beauty of Balance," begins on Wednesday, March 13 and runs through Sunday, March 17, 2019. It is held at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. 

The Flower Show is Mass Hort's largest outreach opportunity of the year. It allows us to connect with over 50,000 people - budding horticulturalists, Mass Hort members and supporters, floral designers, green enthusiasts and those just happy to dream of their gardens in the middle of winter.  We aim to inspire, educate, and connect visitors to our mission and encourage them to join our community and support our mission through membership to Mass Hort. 

To reach all of these people, we need your help - to set up and build our exhibits and competitions the weekend before the Show, and to help staff our exhibits at the Show. It is a fun way to see the Show behind the scenes, support our mission, and meet others that share a passion for plants.

Mass Hort’s exhibit, titled ‘The Golden Mean’, presents a small backyard retreat that offers the ambiance of a peaceful tropical island spa. Our educational display partners with the New England Society of Botanical Artists to explore a mathematical concept, the Golden Ratio, which reveals the harmony of proportion and beauty. Gorgeous botanical illustrations will demonstrate how this concept explains the intricate beauty and symmetry of the natural growth patterns of plants. 

Please check out our volunteer oppportunities below. Once you sign up, you will receive email reminders about your shift(s) and directions and instructions prior to the Show. If you are interested in carpooling with fellow volunteers, please note on your sign up "carpooling" and email [email protected]

We hope you will join us for an awakening of the senses in the middle of March! Thank you for donating your time to support Mass Hort's mission.

If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact Amy Rodrigues, Mass Hort's Volunteer Engagement Manager, at [email protected] or at 617-933-4934.

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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (EST) Volunteer roles
03/08/2019 (Fri.) Elm Bank  8:00am - 12:00pm  

Loading Trucks (2)

Physical work, ability to lift 50 lbs, teamwork

 
All slots filled
Jeffrey Rosen
Rosemary O'Koren
03/09/2019 (Sat.) Elm Bank  9:00am - 12:00pm  

Loading Plants (4)

Load plants onto truck. Physical work, ability to lift 50 lbs, teamwork.

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Rita Bell
Dolores Coots
Seaport-Boston  9:00am - 12:00pm  

Exhibit Build (8)

Build exhibit, physical work, carpentry, set up and move pedestals and other staging pieces, teamwork, ability to lift 50 lbs

 
3 of 8 slots filled
Nada Vericker
Sia Herr
Cortney Miller
Seaport Boston  1:00pm - 4:00pm  

Exhibit Build (8)

Build exhibit, physical work, carpentry, set up and move pedestals and other staging pieces, teamwork, ability to lift 50 lbs

 
All slots filled
Maria Shapiro
janice mcgonagle
Maureen Morse
Anna Nagy
Faith Justice
Cathy Gaffney
William Kiggen
Angela Lussier
03/10/2019 (Sun.) Seaport-Boston  9:00am - 12:00pm  

Exhibit Build (4)

Build exhibit, physical work, carpentry, set up and move pedestals and other staging pieces, teamwork, ability to lift 50 lbs

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Laurie Warnock
Rita Bell
Seaport Boston  1:00pm - 4:00pm  

Exhibit Build (4)

Build exhibit, physical work, carpentry, set up and move pedestals and other staging pieces, teamwork, ability to lift 50 lbs

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Kathy Bergmann
Faith Justice
Cathy Gaffney
Seaport-Boston, Cambridge Suite  1:00pm - 4:00pm  

Amateur Horticulture Entry Volunteer

Type up entry cards for Amateur Horticulture competition plant entries. Volunteer must be attentive to detail and be able to type.

 
Anna Tanabe-Robichaud
4:00pm - 8:00pm  

Amateur Horticulture Entry Volunteer

Type up entry cards for Amateur Horticulture competition plant entries. Volunteer must be attentive to detail and be able to type.

 
Heidi DeRosa
03/11/2019 (Mon.) Seaport-Boston, Cambridge Suite  9:30am - 12:00pm  

Room Monitor

Monitor Volunteer room during judging hours

 
Anne Traer
03/12/2019 (Tue.) Seaport-Boston, Cambridge Suite  9:30am - 12:00pm  

Room Monitor

Monitor Volunteer room during judging hours.

 
Heidi DeRosa
03/13/2019 (Wed.) Seaport Boston  7:30am - 9:30am  

Water plants

Water plants before Show. Ability to lift 10-20 lbs and some basic plant knowledge and gardening experience helpful

 
Laurie Arnone
Seaport-Boston  9:30am - 1:00pm  

Membership Booth (5)

Volunteers should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic knowledge and/or experience with Mass Hort membership benefits. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
All slots filled
Holly Perry
7am
Penni Jenkins
Laurie Arnone
Pat Welsh
Bob Brancale

Amateur Hort Docent (5)

Docent should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic plant knowledge. Also acts as security for plants. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
2 of 5 slots filled
Judy Leamy
Annemarie Altman

Mass Hort Exhibit Docent

Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and children, be familiar with Mass Hort, and have basic plant knowledge. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
Kathy Bergmann

Floral Design Docent (3)

Floral Design Open Classes will be on the main Show floor within Mass Hort's exhibit. Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic familiarity with Mass Hort. Acts as security for designs. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Susan Roche
Anne Traer

Mass Hort Information Booth Docent (2)

Booth will be in the Conference Center, just beyond the main show floor. Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic knowledge and/or experience with Mass Hort. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
1:00pm - 5:00pm  

Membership Booth (5)

Volunteers should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic knowledge and/or experience with Mass Hort membership benefits. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
2 of 5 slots filled
Holly Perry
Christine Quinby

Amateur Hort Docent (5)

Docent should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic plant knowledge. Also acts as security for plants. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 

Mass Hort Exhibit Docent

Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and children, be familiar with Mass Hort, and have basic plant knowledge. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 

Floral Design Docent (3)

Floral Design Open Classes will be on the main Show floor within Mass Hort's exhibit. Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic familiarity with Mass Hort. Acts as security for designs. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Mary Mulholland

Mass Hort Information Booth Docent (2)

Booth will be in the Conference Center, just beyond the main show floor. Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic knowledge and/or experience with Mass Hort. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
5:00pm - 8:00pm  

Membership Booth (5)

Volunteers should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic knowledge and/or experience with Mass Hort membership benefits. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 

Amateur Hort Docent (5)

Docent should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic plant knowledge. Also acts as security for plants. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 

Mass Hort Exhibit Docent

Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and children, be familiar with Mass Hort, and have basic plant knowledge. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 

Floral Design Docent (3)

Floral Design Open Classes will be on the main Show floor within Mass Hort's exhibit. Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic familiarity with Mass Hort. Acts as security for designs. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Marilyn MacNab
Mary Mulholland
03/14/2019 (Thu.) Seaport Boston  7:30am - 9:30am  

Water plants

Water plants before Show. Ability to lift 10-20 lbs and some basic plant knowledge and gardening experience helpful

 
Althea Wagman-Bolster
Seaport-Boston  9:30am - 1:00pm  

Membership Booth (5)

Volunteers should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic knowledge and/or experience with Mass Hort membership benefits. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
3 of 5 slots filled
Holly Perry
7am
Penni Jenkins
Althea Wagman-Bolster

Amateur Hort Docent (5)

Docent should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic plant knowledge. Also acts as security for plants. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
1 of 5 slots filled
Dorothy Gilman

Mass Hort Exhibit Docent

Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and children, be familiar with Mass Hort, and have basic plant knowledge. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 

Floral Design Docent (3)

Floral Design Open Classes will be on the main Show floor within Mass Hort's exhibit. Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic familiarity with Mass Hort. Acts as security for designs. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Mary Verhage

Mass Hort Information Booth Docent (2)

Booth will be in the Conference Center, just beyond the main show floor. Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic knowledge and/or experience with Mass Hort. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
1:00pm - 5:00pm  

Membership Booth (5)

Volunteers should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic knowledge and/or experience with Mass Hort membership benefits. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
All slots filled
Holly Perry
Robin Inman
john CRONIN
Marita CRONIN
Harriet Manning

Amateur Hort Docent (5)

Docent should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic plant knowledge. Also acts as security for plants. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 

Mass Hort Exhibit Docent

Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and children, be familiar with Mass Hort, and have basic plant knowledge. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
peg davis

Floral Design Docent (3)

Floral Design Open Classes will be on the main Show floor within Mass Hort's exhibit. Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic familiarity with Mass Hort. Acts as security for designs. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Janet Wynn
Mary Mulholland

Mass Hort Information Booth Docent (2)

Booth will be in the Conference Center, just beyond the main show floor. Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic knowledge and/or experience with Mass Hort. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
5:00pm - 8:00pm  

Membership Booth (5)

Volunteers should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic knowledge and/or experience with Mass Hort membership benefits. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
3 of 5 slots filled
Marita CRONIN
Jocelyn Burke
Harriet Manning

Amateur Hort Docent (5)

Docent should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic plant knowledge. Also acts as security for plants. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 

Mass Hort Exhibit Docent

Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and children, be familiar with Mass Hort, and have basic plant knowledge. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 

Floral Design Docent (3)

Floral Design Open Classes will be on the main Show floor within Mass Hort's exhibit. Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic familiarity with Mass Hort. Acts as security for designs. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Marilyn MacNab
Mary Mulholland
03/15/2019 (Fri.) Seaport Boston  7:30am - 9:30am  

Water plants

Water plants before Show. Ability to lift 10-20 lbs and some basic plant knowledge and gardening experience helpful

 
Debbie Walton
Seaport-Boston  9:30am - 1:00pm  

Membership Booth (5)

Volunteers should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic knowledge and/or experience with Mass Hort membership benefits. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
3 of 5 slots filled
Holly Perry
7am
Penni Jenkins
Debbie Walton

Amateur Hort Docent (5)

Docent should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic plant knowledge. Also acts as security for plants. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
1 of 5 slots filled
Cathy Morgan

Mass Hort Exhibit Docent

Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and children, be familiar with Mass Hort, and have basic plant knowledge. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
Cortney Miller

Floral Design Docent (4)

Floral Design Open Classes will be on the main Show floor within Mass Hort's exhibit. Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic familiarity with Mass Hort. Acts as security for designs. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Sherry Lee
Gloria Carrigg

Mass Hort Information Booth Docent (2)

Booth will be in the Conference Center, just beyond the main show floor. Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic knowledge and/or experience with Mass Hort. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
1:00pm - 5:00pm  

Membership Booth (5)

Volunteers should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic knowledge and/or experience with Mass Hort membership benefits. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
3 of 5 slots filled
Holly Perry
Chris Duminuco
Julie Meier

Amateur Hort Docent (5)

Docent should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic plant knowledge. Also acts as security for plants. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
1 of 5 slots filled
Dolores Coots

Mass Hort Exhibit Docent

Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and children, be familiar with Mass Hort, and have basic plant knowledge. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 

Floral Design Docent (4)

Floral Design Open Classes will be on the main Show floor within Mass Hort's exhibit. Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic familiarity with Mass Hort. Acts as security for designs. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 

Mass Hort Information Booth Docent (2)

Booth will be in the Conference Center, just beyond the main show floor. Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic knowledge and/or experience with Mass Hort. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
5:00pm - 9:00pm  

Membership Booth (5)

Volunteers should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic knowledge and/or experience with Mass Hort membership benefits. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 

Amateur Hort Docent (5)

Docent should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic plant knowledge. Also acts as security for plants. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 

Mass Hort Exhibit Docent

Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and children, be familiar with Mass Hort, and have basic plant knowledge. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 

Floral Design Docent (3)

Floral Design Open Classes will be on the main Show floor within Mass Hort's exhibit. Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic familiarity with Mass Hort. Acts as security for designs. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Marilyn MacNab
03/16/2019 (Sat.) Seaport Boston  7:30am - 9:30am  

Water plants

Water plants before Show. Ability to lift 10-20 lbs and some basic plant knowledge and gardening experience helpful

 
Jennifer Buchwald
I CAN COME IN AT 7:30-9:0 TO WATER
Seaport-Boston  9:30am - 1:00pm  

Membership Booth (5)

Volunteers should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic knowledge and/or experience with Mass Hort membership benefits. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
3 of 5 slots filled
Holly Perry
7am
Penni Jenkins
Chris Duminuco

Amateur Hort Docent (5)

Docent should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic plant knowledge. Also acts as security for plants. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 

Mass Hort Exhibit Docent

Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and children, be familiar with Mass Hort, and have basic plant knowledge. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 

Floral Design Docent (4)

Floral Design Open Classes will be on the main Show floor within Mass Hort's exhibit. Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic familiarity with Mass Hort. Acts as security for designs. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Jennifer Buchwald

Mass Hort Information Booth Docent (2)

Booth will be in the Conference Center, just beyond the main show floor. Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic knowledge and/or experience with Mass Hort. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
1:00pm - 5:00pm  

Membership Booth (5)

Volunteers should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic knowledge and/or experience with Mass Hort membership benefits. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
2 of 5 slots filled
Holly Perry
Jennifer Buchwald

Amateur Hort Docent (5)

Docent should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic plant knowledge. Also acts as security for plants. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
1 of 5 slots filled
Anna Nagy

Mass Hort Exhibit Docent

Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and children, be familiar with Mass Hort, and have basic plant knowledge. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 

Floral Design Docent (4)

Floral Design Open Classes will be on the main Show floor within Mass Hort's exhibit. Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic familiarity with Mass Hort. Acts as security for designs. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Mary Mulholland

Mass Hort Information Booth Docent (2)

Booth will be in the Conference Center, just beyond the main show floor. Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic knowledge and/or experience with Mass Hort. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Leslie Downes
5:00pm - 9:00pm  

Membership Booth (5)

Volunteers should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic knowledge and/or experience with Mass Hort membership benefits. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 

Amateur Hort Docent (5)

Docent should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic plant knowledge. Also acts as security for plants. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 

Mass Hort Exhibit Docent

Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and children, be familiar with Mass Hort, and have basic plant knowledge. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 

Floral Design Docent (3)

Floral Design Open Classes will be on the main Show floor within Mass Hort's exhibit. Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic familiarity with Mass Hort. Acts as security for designs. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
All slots filled
Marilyn MacNab
Gloria Carrigg
Mary Mulholland
03/17/2019 (Sun.) Seaport Boston  7:30am - 9:30am  

Water plants

Water plants before Show. Ability to lift 10-20 lbs and some basic plant knowledge and gardening experience helpful

 
Seaport-Boston  9:30am - 1:30pm  

Membership Booth (5)

Volunteers should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic knowledge and/or experience with Mass Hort membership benefits. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
2 of 5 slots filled
Holly Perry
7am
Chris Duminuco

Amateur Hort Docent (5)

Docent should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic plant knowledge. Also acts as security for plants. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 

Mass Hort Exhibit Docent

Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and children, be familiar with Mass Hort, and have basic plant knowledge. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 

Floral Design Docent (3)

Floral Design Open Classes will be on the main Show floor within Mass Hort's exhibit. Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic familiarity with Mass Hort. Acts as security for designs. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Peg Davis

Mass Hort Information Booth Docent (2)

Booth will be in the Conference Center, just beyond the main show floor. Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic knowledge and/or experience with Mass Hort. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
1:30pm - 6:00pm  

Membership Booth (5)

Volunteers should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic knowledge and/or experience with Mass Hort membership benefits. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 

Amateur Hort Docent (5)

Docent should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic plant knowledge. Also acts as security for plants. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 

Mass Hort Exhibit Docent

Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and children, be familiar with Mass Hort, and have basic plant knowledge. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 

Floral Design Docent (3)

Floral Design Open Classes will be on the main Show floor within Mass Hort's exhibit. Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic familiarity with Mass Hort. Acts as security for designs. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Marilyn MacNab
Mary Mulholland

Mass Hort Information Booth Docent (2)

Booth will be in the Conference Center, just beyond the main show floor. Volunteer should enjoy interacting with the public and have basic knowledge and/or experience with Mass Hort. Requires extended period of time on feet.

 
6:00pm - 9:00pm  

Exhibit Dismantle (6)

Physical work, ability to lift 50 lbs, teamwork, break down exhibits, load trucks

 
3 of 6 slots filled
Jim "Strad" Engler
William Kiggen
Mary Mulholland
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