San Diego Floral Association
Volunteer Opportunities

To volunteer, or for further information, click here

The "home" for our volunteers is the Office and Horticultural Library in Room 105 of Casa del Prado in Balboa Park.

All of the activities of San Diego Floral Association depend on the good will and participation of volunteers. The Association has no paid employees. Volunteers work in the library and office, write and edit for the magazine, arrange tours, arrange for classes and workshops, and serve as officers and directors of the organization.

Visitors can drop by the office or library 10 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday. Closed Holidays.

It is a good place to stop to browse the latest periodicals and books on horticulture after your walk or prior to some other Park event. Experts on various plants may be in the library or office staff will refer you to the appropriate expert.

The library also has Internet access for ease of patrons use in checking horticultural information. Members may, of course, check out library books for home use.

Planning is underway for a number of special events in 2015 to mark the special centennial. It should be an exciting year, and many enthusiastic volunteers will be needed.

Specific volunteer openings are listed below (or contact us if you have other talents to offer):


Office Help in Room 101
Answer questions about San Diego Floral Association in person or by telephone. Assume responsibility for a particular day of the week or substitute for regular volunteers while they attend family events or take vacation days. Shifts of 3 to 5 hours are available on a weekly, monthly, or "on-call" basis.


Membership committee; outreach
Enter membership data in computer database. Phone members and subscribers about renewing expiring memberships and subscriptions. Sell memberships and subscriptions to California Garden magazine at horticultural and park-wide events such as regional flower shows, the San Diego County Fair, etc.


Library Assistance
Help librarian by cataloging new and donated books. Check and notify members if library books are overdue. Check that library books are properly shelved. Typing skills useful.


Hospitality chairs for meetings
Prepare nametags and welcome members to meetings. Assist with serving refreshments.


Meeting arrangements committee
Set up microphone, table covers, floral arrangements, nursery display table, sale or exchange tables, etc. No heavy lifting required.


Copy Editor
Proofread articles for California Garden magazine


Publicity Chair
To communicate Floral announcements to the press and other media.

To volunteer, or for further information, click here

Mission: To promote the knowledge and appreciation of horticulture and floriculture in the San Diego region.