Volunteers

Volunteering

Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Gresham Japanese Garden. The Japanese Garden, Ebetsu Plaza, the Ambleside Annex is the “gem of the city” because of the dedication of our volunteers and leadership committee.

The Friends of the Gresham Japanese Garden has MANY ways to capitalize on your expertise or expand your hobby. We categorize the organization with the methodology:

Hardscapes – Coordinator, John Harrold

  • Bridge, benches, water feature, turtle, zen garden, irrigation, etc.

Softscapes – Coordinators, Ron Ture / Deb Peters

  • All plants, trees, shrubs
  • Pruning
  • Weeding in the Ebetsu Plaza

Ambleside Annex –

This is the small section east of the path to the Springwater Trail with picnic tables. Future development will feature a butterfly garden and a community message board.

Events – Coordinators Sue Hughes / Mary Ann Buck

Shadehouse / Greenhouse – Coordinator needed

  • We grow hanging baskets through our exploratory program, grow and propagate plants, plant sales, and much more.

Security – Coordinator, John Harrold

  • Camera monitoring from your home, NET liaision
  • Greeters: Manage a shift from 2pm until dusk when the weather is pleasing. (There is no need to be onsite during inclement weather.)
    The garden is a public place with no admission. Individuals and groups are present most every day. Guidelines for visitors are posted but sometimes visitors need to be reminded to stay on the path, no bikes and adhere to the posted requests.

Educational Programs – Coordinators, Jim Card / Sue Hughes

  • The Friends of the Gresham Japanese Garden have partnered with the Gresham-Barlow School District’s Special Services department offering educational and vocational opportunities in the field of horticultural. (Classes take place during the week.)

New Contstuction – Coodinators, Jim Card, Jim Buck

  • Are you good fixing and building things? You’re our person. All tools / equipment is supplied.

Touchstone Paver Campaign – Coordinator, Katey Card

  • We’d like to find a volunteer to install the pavers in Ebetsu Plaza after completion. (Training and tools supplied.)

If you’re looking for a larger take-control volunteer role you can see we have Coordinator positions available. Or, shoot us an email and tell us your interest! info@greshamjapanesegarden.com.

Garden Days

Or if you just want to get your hands dirty we’ve got plenty of weeding? Every Saturday from 9am-12pm the Gresham Japanese Garden volunteers are working.

Please join us. We’ll have gloves and a shovel ready for you.

# of Volunteer Hours
Maintaining the Garden

Saturday Garden Days

Every Saturday from 9am-12pm the Gresham Japanese Garden volunteers are working.

Please join us. We’ll have gloves and a shovel ready for you.