Description of Project:
Team of volunteers will work with Houston Arboretum staff to provide guests with a fun and exciting Earth Day Celebration. Our group will assist the staff in running nature craft activities, manning activity booths, helping guide groups on nature walks, face painting young guests, and helping provide assistance with general fundraiser activities outdoors on 4+ miles of trails through native Houston habitats. Houston Arboretum is free and open to the public for this amazing annual event, so you will help our non-profit to educate guests on what is Houston Arboretum and help them to understand mission on nature conservation and education. These activities can be physically active and require the ability to navigate uneven surfaces in walking and working. The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center is a 155-acre non-profit, nature sanctuary with miles of walking trails through forest, meadow, and wetland habitats.
Proposed Schedule of Events:
9:45 a.m. Arrive at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center & come into the
Volunteer Coordinator will check you in & give your assignments
Welcome, Project Overview, Safety Reminders by Staff
10:00 a.m. Go to assigned area/activity; guest begin to arrive.
12:00 p.m Volunteers take shifts breaking for lunch (provided by Arboretum)
2:00 p.m. Wrap-up/clean stations and Head home
Please try and arrive 10-15 minutes early so we can get our group together before things start.
Closed heel/toe shoes are required, work boots or sturdy leather sneakers are suggested. Wear clothes that can get dirty and are weather appropriate. Optional items for personal comfort: hat, sunscreen, sunglasses & refillable water bottle. For safety reasons, no headphones/ear buds, mp3 players, etc. are allowed. This event is rain or shine!
Park in new Arboretum parking lot at 120 W Loop North Fwy or in our original entrance and parking loop at 4501 Woodway Drive. Do not leave valuables in vehicles. – Map located below. Please car pool if at all possible.
Please contact Vera Williams for any questions or if you are having trouble with directions or parking the day of.