Volunteer at the Haven

We love volunteers at the Haven! The majority of garden maintenance is done by volunteers: you are vital to our success. Volunteer tasks include routine garden maintenance such as planting, weeding, and mulching. Volunteers also do plant propagation and help at garden events. Once you have 20 hours of experience as a volunteer you may apply to be trained as a garden docent and lead tours. 

You will work outside, learn about bees and bee habitat, and meet fellow bee-lovers. No experience required, but volunteers should be prepared to work in a variety of weather conditions and bend, stoop, and lift plants and tools. Volunteers must also be comfortable working around stinging insects. Haven volunteers do not learn beekeeping; if that’s your interest many local beekeeping clubs have programs to shadow experienced beekeepers.

The current shift is on Tuesday mornings (hours vary with the weather). We request a minimum commitment of three months for individuals; service groups for one-time or ongoing volunteer days are also welcome. Service groups may schedule on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesday mornings. We regret that due to limited staffing we are unable to offer volunteer work at other times.

Please consider helping us in our essential work. To apply, download an application here and return it to beegarden@ucdavis.edu. Thanks!

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