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The Flower Show

Volunteer

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VolunteerHub is a completely free website where PHS lists its volunteer opportunities – it’s the best way for us to keep track of thousands of volunteers each year. You must create a free VolunteerHub account to register for a PHS volunteer shift.

PHS members make an enormous impact and benefit from year-round activities and benefits. While we encourage you to sign up as a member, you do not need to be a member of PHS to volunteer for most jobs. Learn more about membership here

Most volunteer positions are only available to individuals 18 and older. This information is necessary to determine whether you need to provide certain waivers.

There are strict regulations in place for all individuals who work with children, which includes both volunteers and paid staff. Pennsylvania State background checks must be completed before volunteering. These background checks are free to volunteers.

Volunteers at outdoor sites must complete and sign a Volunteer Registration Form. This form is also known as the “Waiver of right to sue and release from liability for participation as a volunteer in a PHS activity.”

We encourage volunteers to participate as often as their schedule allows. For the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, we recommend volunteering for two or more shifts throughout the week so that you become familiar with the role, with the venue (Philadelphia Convention Center), and have a better volunteer experience.

No. The information you enter in VolunteerHub takes the place of an application. Certain volunteer positions may require an interview. For example, Horticulture Information volunteers need specific education and knowledge about plants.

Volunteer jobs that require additional backgrounds or training are not listed on the main VolunteerHub page. Instead, these jobs are assigned unique VolunteerHub URLs.

As a return volunteer, you will receive an email in the Fall with a link for your specific job. If you believe you should have received this email and haven’t, email [email protected]. Don’t forget to check your email spam folder.

Volunteers must dress appropriately for their job. At PHS headquarters and some of our events, dress is business casual. In a garden setting, sturdy shoes with laces (no flip-flops or sandals) and long pants like jeans or shorts are appropriate.

PHS provides recognition throughout the volunteer experience and celebrates the number of years a volunteer has served (5, 10, 15, etc.). Volunteers are invited to additional PHS events throughout the year. Volunteers may also be invited to serve on Show committees and in other leadership capacities at PHS.

Make a difference with PHS. Contact us with your questions.

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