Wonderful new Plant Sale location and adjacent parking! Easier on the feet and easier on the eyes, the new location will be right next to the new parking area close to the beautiful Australian and New Zealand gardens - map will be posted to our website prior to the sale.
Volunteers - please read job descriptions before signing up.
ALL Sale Day jobs require alert standing and interacting with customers.
We will send reminder emails out the week prior to the sale with what to bring (water, hat, sunscreen, snacks or lunch, layers, etc.) plus parking and work instructions. *Carpooling, busing, biking, & walking still highly encouraged.
Plant Moving Day (Friday): moving LOTS of plants: bending, lifting, walking on gravel and uneven ground (lunch provided) - am & pm shifts
Plant Sale Set-Up (Friday): we would love your assistance setting up signage, cones, tables, etc - involves lifting, bending, walking on gravel and uneven ground - pm shift
(we are seeking trucks and their drivers for this day! sign up below)
SALE DAY (Saturday):
Parking: standing, may need to move quickly on uneven dirt, look up and attentively direct cars safely to available spaces,
use walkie-talkies to communicate with other parking helpers, wear a sportie and very stylish neon-orange safety vest
Membership table 9:00am-12pm: experienced or Board volunteers only please. Friendly welcome, check ALL customers for current membership using laptop and paper list when membership card is not presented. Encourage and share benefits of membership with potential new members and sign up new members.
Entrance: welcoming people entering, asking them to check in at membership table (10am -12pm only), looking up, attentive, social work
Exit: standing, checking that plants match sales receipts, thanking them for coming, looking up, attentive, social work
Sales Ticket Writer: standing job, look up & around to show availability, friendly customer service, ask shoppers if they are ready for a tally, clearly tallying plants (may require bending), instruct customer to take plants to Holding Area (if necessary) and to take their tally ticket to cashier
Wheelbarrow valet: standing job, look up & around to show availability, assist customer in transporting plants to car, bring barrow back to sale area, one person assigned to one barrow for whole shift. Great physical exercise opportunity! And fun to chat with customers about their plants.
Floater - help out where most needed
Clean up: sale ends, moving plants, tables, chairs, etc. back to Hort buildings and/or Gift shop
(we are also seeking trucks and their drivers for Clean up)
Thanks so much! Please email Katie Cordes at firstname.lastname@example.org or Angelica Gomez at email@example.com with any questions or concerns.