Volunteers and Landis: A Perfect Pairing

By Louise Polli

Shawn and Terrence Bevins helped complete the new Meditation Center and directed traffic at the plant sales, while Anne Bevins staffed the cashier's table. Dave Roy organized the annual 5K Forest Run. Florence Grimm and Cindy King propagated Landis-grown seedlings. Gus Polli repaired wagons and equipment and served as an Arboretum ambassador at public events.

And each one has been recognized for their service as an outstanding Landis volunteer.

The Arboretum thrives with the help of a talented network of individuals and families that volunteer their time, throughout the year or at specific times or events. They all bring a host of skills and interests - gardening, baking, beekeeping, and the like - but also web design, social media, database management, and more.

What is your passion? There is a place for you as a Landis volunteer. Opportunities can be found on-site in Esperance on our hundreds of acres, as well as online, with the help of your laptop or other device. Some volunteers communicate with each other by Zoom or email. One way or another, the job gets done, and Landis appreciates everyone that makes it happen. Each fall the Arboretum celebrates the service of all its volunteers, and names the recipients of its Great Oak and Volunteer of the Year awards. Take a look at our awardees here and you may recognize a dear friend or neighbor.

Whet your appetite for community service at the Arboretum. Volunteers and Landis: it's a perfect pairing.

The year 2021 brings new and returning initiatives and programming to Landis. If you would like to explore the possibilities for ways you can join us as a volunteer, please contact Anne Donnelly, Volunteer Coordinator, at Volunteering@LandisArboretum.org or (518) 234- 7502.


Spring 2021

Volume 39 , Number 1

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