Volunteer at the Garden

Volunteer at the Garden

Anderson Japanese Gardens offers an opportunity for those with a passion for the outdoors and Japanese culture to participate in its daily operations. The Docent Program consists of a diverse group of dedicated individuals who bring a unique mix of personal experiences and professional backgrounds.

Volunteers serve as Garden Docents, tour group leaders, and office assistants. Volunteers are asked to commit to at least two four-hour shifts per month during the months that the Gardens are open, from May through October.  Training is provided.

To learn more about becoming a volunteer, call Leah at 815.316.3285 or email to lweyermann@andersongardens.org.


Key Requirements

Group social events throughout the year

Ability to understand and speak English

Interest in the outdoors and helping others

Opportunity to learn about the Garden and Japanese culture

Ability to walk and climb stairs and stand for several hours at a time

Open availability including  occasional weekends, evenings and holidays


Become a volunteer!  Download the application HERE.