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Do you enjoy gardening? Are you fascinated by the beauty of nature and diversity of native plants? Would you like to learn more about the naturalistic style of gardening and environmentally-responsible gardening practices? Are you interested in archives and special collections? Mt. Cuba Center is seeking enthusiastic individuals to volunteer with our knowledgeable professional staff and explore the fascinating world of naturalistic gardening. Your support will help to insure that our gardens and collections continue to be enjoyed by the public for years to come.

Current Volunteer Positions 

Library and Archives Volunteer

Volunteer needed for various long term inventory and rehousing projects for Mt. Cuba Center Library and Archives. Under the direction of staff, volunteer would be responsible for creating collection inventories, re-housing archival collections, and identifying items of significance for digitization. There is a possibility of an expansion of duties with the completion of initial projects. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel is required and basic knowledge of scanning software is preferable.  Previous or current experience with library and archival collections a plus. 

Time required:  A minimum of four hours a week.

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Special Collections Volunteer

Volunteer needed for inventory, rehousing and minimal conservation for various objects and rare book collections. Volunteer would work with staff to transfer and update inventory information and assist with rehousing and assessing objects for conservation needs. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel is required. Previous experience with museum collections is preferred.

Time Required: four hours a week

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Garden Photography Volunteer

Mt. Cuba Center is looking for a volunteer to assist in documentation photography of Mt. Cuba Center’s living collections and grounds. Whether it’s assisting our professional staff photographer or on assignment from our horticulture staff, this volunteer will get up close and personal with our plant collection in all four seasons of our beautiful natural areas and formal gardens. Experience with photography (professional or amateur), personal photography equipment, and the ability to walk significant distances are required. Familiarity with plants and horticulture terminology is strongly encouraged!

A volunteer will be selected following an application process and a review of their portfolio.

Time required: A minimum of four hours per week.

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How to become a volunteer?
Clik here to access the On-line Application or view and print a blank application:  Volunteer Application Form  

To find out more, contact: Sara Levin Stevenson sstevenson@mtcubacenter.org or 302.239.8883