If you love Hidden Lake Gardens and have time to help, please consider becoming a volunteer. Volunteers are a vital part of the Hidden Lake Gardens mission. More than 200 people volunteer each year contributing thousands of service hours. 

Volunteers are needed for:

Tour Guides:  We train volunteers to provide educational tours for children and adults. Tours focus on the conservatory, nature hike, ponding, and other seasonal attractions at Hidden Lake Gardens.

Gate House Attendants:  Greet visitors, provide information, and collect admissions. Volunteers are needed weekdays April – October.

Gardeners & Grounds Helpers:   Work with staff and other volunteers to help maintain plant collections, demonstration gardens and hiking trails.

Special Events:  Assist with the Plant Sale, Easter Eggstravaganza, The Art of Bonsai, Fall Foliage Festival, or the Holiday Festival. We need volunteers to greet visitors, park cars, serve refreshments, help with children’s crafts, sell plants and more.

If you would like to become a Hidden Lake Gardens’ volunteer please call us at (517) 431-2060  or email at hlg@msu.edu

We value our volunteers and take the time to find the right ones for each position. Upon receipt of your application, we will contact you to schedule a time to get to know you better and tell you more about our volunteer program.

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