Rodale Institute Garden Store Volunteer

Is gardening among your passions? Would you like to learn more about organic farming and gardening techniques? Do you enjoy browsing unique gift shops? Do you strive to support nonprofit ventures and charitable causes? If you’ve answered yes to these questions, then volunteering at the Rodale Institute Garden Store might be the perfect fit for you!

Job Description: The Garden Store is seeking dedicated volunteers to assist with daily operations.

Location: Rodale Institute Garden Store, 611 Siegfriedale Road, Kutztown, PA 19530

Responsibilities Include:
• Customer service and checkout
• Helping create new merchandise displays
• Answering phones
• Checking in new inventory orders
• Stocking shelves
• Watering and pruning plants
• Housekeeping

Candidate Qualifications:
• Excellent communication skills
• Positive and friendly demeanor
• Enjoy working in a retail establishment
• Knowledge of and interest in organic living

Compensation: Receive a 20% discount at the Garden Store after completing 18 hours of service. Attend a Rodale Institute workshop for free after completing 50 hours of service.

Schedule: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am-4pm from early April to late September.

To Apply: Contact Heather Gurk, Garden Store Manager, at or 610-683-1410.

About Rodale Institute: Rodale Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to pioneering organic farming through research and outreach. For seventy years, the Institute has been researching the best practices of organic agriculture and sharing findings with farmers and scientists throughout the world, advocating for policies that support farmers, and educating consumers about how going organic is the healthiest option for people and the planet.

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2 Responses to “Rodale Institute Garden Store Volunteer”

  1. Charlene Williams

    I became a Master Gardener 2012 with Cornell Cooperative Extension in New York. I recently moved to Pennsylvania and would love to be a volunteer and learn with you guys thank you


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