Business & Corporate Volunteer Opportunities

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Grounds For Sculpture is excited to offer short term volunteer opportunities for their Corporate Members. We believe volunteering together in an inspirational, healthy environment strengthens teamwork skills and creates lasting memories for coworkers, while supporting the non-profit sector.

By choosing to become a Corporate Member of GFS, your company has already made a commitment to support our organization. Volunteering with us will only strengthen that relationship.

Grounds For Sculpture is pleased to offer several volunteer opportunities for groups of 6-20 people. 

For more information, please contact Gayle Freeman Moore at (609) 249-0206 or gmoore@groundsforsculpture.org.
 

Here’s an overview of the opportunities available:
 

I. Facility Volunteering

Horticulture Volunteers work under the direction of the GFS Horticulturist, and tasks vary by season and weather may include:

  •  Deadheading roses or annuals
  •  Assist in greenhouse or chef’s garden
  •  Removing young saplings from The Meadow
  •  Planting annuals & bulbs
  •  Light pruning & watering container gardens

 

Maintenance – Volunteers work under the direction of the GFS Facilities Director, and task will vary by season, but could include:

  • Sorting and organizing storage areas
  • Power washing chairs used for events
  • Assist with organizing and hanging holiday lights

 

II. Service Volunteering

Education and Performing Arts- Volunteers work under the direction of the GFS Education Department  of Education, with possible opportunities to assist with:

  • All Day Events  Special weekend themed days that may include workshops, performances, family activities and demonstrations. Most of these occur in the spring and summer.
     
  • GFS Hosted Events  Held annually but dates vary by year, include:
    - Talking Book and Braille Center Fall Festival – October
    - NJ Storytelling Festival – September
    - Guild for Early Music – October
    - Iron Pour – November

Community Outreach Projects – Volunteers will work with GFS and designated community partners on pre-designated projects that benefit either or both organizations but are most likely hosted by GFS. Among this ever-growing list of  opportunities are:

  • Annual Jersey Cares Coat Drive – November - December
  • United Way Strike Out Hunger – June
  • Connections with Sculpture, local school districts – Summer

 

III.  Guest Centered Volunteering

Gallery and Park Guides – Volunteers with a basic knowledge of Grounds For Sculpture, and indoor Galleries, are able to assist with the following:

  • Monitoring the outdoor areas of GFS, assisting guests, giving directions, answering questions
  • Providing a friendly presence in designated indoor galleries to monitor exhibitions and assist guests as needed
  • Assuring guests are enjoying the grounds safely and following Park Etiquette guidelines
  • Conducting marketing surveys