How did volunteers support the Botanic Gardens this year?
The past year has been challenging for so many reasons, but it also gave people the chance to reflect and embrace new technology to connect with family and friends, and to learn new activities through virtual platforms. Many of our volunteers continued to assist remotely with resource development or research for their programs.
The volunteers delivered 143 guided walks, generated over $13,000 to support the important work that the Botanic Gardens do, staffed events and exhibitions across 30 programs and volunteered 32,437 hours resulting in $1.3 million in-kind value of volunteer hours. They are vital to our public spaces.