08 Apr

The Garden Club Volunteer Program at the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens

Learn about practical gardening, urban nature and the environment at Thursday morning meetings.
Join one of the many volunteer options across the city,and help turn Jerusalem “green”.

The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens volunteer community welcomes English Speakers and invites you to take part. The program offers training and volunteer work in gardening, botany, sustainability.

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For more information contact Amanda Lind:
amandal@spni.org.il    |    052-3689676

or sign up here

You choose a volunteer track that’s right for you – Details for this year coming soon

Examples from last year below

Group volunteer work

Gardening with people with Special Needs

There are two special needs programs in the JBG. The option is to work on Tuesdays.

Reut: Einav leads this horticultural therapy group for mental illness in the Hub Greenhouse, growing plants for sale.

Kishurim: Ronen leads this group of Autistic adults gardening together.

Practical Gardening

Work together with Aylon the Hub Gardener working in the “Hub” garden plot and nursery and growing specialist plants for sale to help support the Botanical Gardens.

Kinder Gardeners

Help plant and maintain sustainable gardens in kinder gardens throughout the city. Teach children how to grow their own food and plants.

Nir runs this program, where you can find a kindergarten to work with, once a fortnight, near your home.

English Speakers Display Garden

Working in the entrance to the garden, tending the beautiful flower display

with Bat-Sheva, the display specialist.

Individual Volunteering in the Botanical Garden

Volunteering as part of the gardens team

This track is especially for people who are looking for hard physical work tending a particular section in the garden. Working with Eli, the Head Gardener this requires you to be steadfast and independent.

Seed collection and storing

The seed bank is run by dedicated Hebrew speaking volunteers collecting, sorting and indexing the gardens seeds. Lily is in charge of this collection.

The visitors' center and gift shop

Help in the gardens gift shop. You need knowledge of the Botanical Gardens and plants. Spoken Hebrew always useful! Yehiel manages this option.

Curating the Botanical Garden's Plants collections

Under the management of Dr Ori Fragman- Sapir the Scientific director, this work is cataloging and labeling the gardens plants collections.


Volunteering opportunities in the City

Gardening at the Wohl Rose Garden

Gardening in the specialist Rose Garden collection with Dallit. Become part of the team at one of Jerusalems important landmarks.

Kaima Farm for teenagers

Harvest vegetables in the hydroponic greenhouse in this community project.

Gardening at the Gazelle Valley

Get involved in Urban Nature, a wide range of volunteering options.

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