Volunteering for The Friends of the Edwin & Frances Hunter Arboretum at Palomar College benefits everyone involved. There are always projects that need to be done and help is always needed. The volunteer core truly are what keeps the Arboretum growing as they provide the man power necessary to maintain such a large collection. They spend time in the background working to keep the nursery going; harvesting, cleaning, and planting seeds or cuttings to provide us with new and interesting specimens to admire and learn from. Volunteers also spend time in the Arboretum helping to water, trim, plant and transplant as needed.

Opportunities to learn about plants and general landscape maintenance give volunteers a better understanding of the world around them and how important humans are in the delicate balance of our world. Some days you’re dirty and some days not so much but you’re always learning and having fun!

Volunteer(s) requirements:
You must be over the age of 18.
Reference the Human Resources Website: http://www.palomar.edu/hr/employees/personnel/volunteers/
Effective July 1, 2009, fingerprinting is now required for all volunteers. There are no exceptions to this policy. The volunteer must turn in his/her volunteer packet along with the complete Request/Recommendation for Volunteer Service form to Human Resource Services in order to receive the Request for Live Scan (fingerprint) form. Human Resource Services must receive and review the Live Scan (fingerprint) report prior to the department allowing the volunteer to start.

We request that volunteers commit to at least 4 hours per week and submit to the grounds supervisor a record of hours worked on a monthly basis.

Once approved, all volunteers are expected to conduct themselves according to district standards. We hope this information answers your questions about volunteering with us and we look forward to hearing from you!!

Contact: Tony Rangel at arangel@palomar.edu or call (760) 744-1150 x2133
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