Join Our Team

join our team

We are always looking for a wide range of volunteers on the outside and within prisons to help our small organization grow, with an emphasis on skilled, long-term volunteerism. We're particularly interested in working with people from the horticulture industry who feel called to expand access to our trade.  If you're a landscaper, horticulturist or farmer who is drawn to this work, reach out! Thanks to support from the New England Grassroots Environment Fund, we are able to compensate our volunteers for travel to and from our program sites.

  • Guest Presenters share their skills and expertise with incarcerated students through one-time talks and workshops at TNGS' prison gardens. Please read over the Guest Presenter FAQ to get a deeper understanding of the logistics and time commitment. After reading the FAQ, fill out this online form to begin the process. Presenters' travel expenses are reimbursed thanks to generous support from New England Grassroots Environment Fund.

  • The Community Outreach Coordinator will engage in grassroots marketing and building local relationships at the intersection of prison and horticulture.

  • Prison-Based Horticulture Educators teach vocational horticulture in Greater-Boston prisons. Educators teach at least 1 Monday each month for the full growing season, from April to November. Please find the full position details here. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to info@thenewgardensociety.org by February 15, 2020 to apply to be an Educator for the 2020 growing season.

Please click the links for position details and how to apply. If you want to volunteer but don't see a position that suits your skills and availability,  please start by filling out this simple form.