Volunteer Opportunities

Spring Shows

Bulb Packaging
February 5-6, 2019

St. Paul Home and Landscape Show
February 15-17, 2019

Minneapolis Home and Garden Show
February 21-24 & March 1-3, 2019


Volunteer Position Descriptions - Spring Shows

NOTE:  Spring show volunteers receive a confirmation of their shift(s) along with a job description and parking, location and transportation information by email before the date of their shift. All volunteers pick up their name tags and tickets to the shows at the MSHS will-call booths at the respective convention centers.

Membership Sales

MSHS events like the spring shows are an important opportunity to increase membership. Membership volunteers are responsible for introducing visitors to the benefits MSHS membership and assisting our current members with their membership renewals. All volunteers receive information about any special membership offer before the date of their shift. If you are volunteering for us at the spring shows, we ask you to familiarize yourself with this information before you arrive for your shift.

Merchandise Assistant

Volunteer merchandise assistants should assist MSHS staff with sales and restocking merchandise and assist the cashier by packaging the items purchased at check out. MSHS members receive a 15% discount on all our merchandise, year-round, so merchandise assistants should ask visitors if they are members of MSHS and let them know about the discount.


MSHS members at qualifying levels receive two free tickets to both the St. Paul Home and Landscape and the Minneapolis Home and Garden Shows. Will-call booth volunteers are responsible for assisting MSHS members with their entrance tickets to the show. MSHS will-call is also an opportunity to introduce visitors who are not MSHS members to the benefits of membership and to assist members with their renewals. You will receive information about show ticket qualifying levels before your shift.

Theater Volunteers

MSHS has a garden theater at the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show. Theater volunteers are asked to say a few words about our membership offer at the show, then briefly introduce the speakers and assist with any handouts.  Volunteers are provided with a script. You must be comfortable speaking in front of an audience for this position.

On-Going Opportunities

  • Office/Store Volunteers
    • Answering phones, data entry, helping store customers
  • Mailings
    • Stuffing envelopes, folding invitations, calculating and applying postage, writing 'thank you' notes
  • Class Assistant
    • Help set up and tear down, check people in, introduce instructor/speaker, pass out evaluations
  • Educational Programs Assistant
    • Want to help with a specific MSHS program? Our Garden-in-a-Box or Minnesota Green programs would love to have you!


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Contact Lara, Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator, at llschommer@northerngardener.org.