The Herb Garden - "Many hands
make light work"... Our Herb Garden Chair is always in need
of another set of hands in the garden... Member Volunteers help plan the
garden each year, grow some of the plants from seeds, plant out the new herbs
each spring, tend the garden all summer, and help with the harvest and putting
the garden to bed each fall.
The Hospitality Table always needs a hand... you can get on the list
for bringing treats to share at individual General Meetings or become one of the helpers
behind the table. Other ways to help at General Meetings include acting
as a "greeter" to those entering the Conservatory. Helping with setting up the
chairs and tables for meetings or helping with taking them down is another area
where we can always use extra hands.
The Herb Society of Manitoba Executive presents a varied range of
opportunities for you to share your talents. We are always in need of new people to help run the Society. Working
on the Executive fulfills an important function for the group, keeping us viable
and running smoothly. The Contact Us page lists the
different board positions and the About Us page tells you more about our group.
Our Newsletter, the Prairie Sage Quarterly (PSQ) presents you
with varied ways to help spread the word about Herbs. Our PSQ Editor is always looking for material to help fill the pages of our quarterly
publication. Book Reports, Recipes, Stories.... Perhaps you are a budding garden
writer with an interest in herbs!
Member Vendor Tables: We have tables available at each General
Meeting for members to display their wares at our Herbal Market. This is a way to volunteer while
selling yourself and your product. Contact our Program Chair at email@example.com if you are already a member and want to take part.
Another way to sell yourself and your product is to present to our group. We
are always interested in ideas for speakers or workshops and for
those who are just starting out in a herbal business, this is one way to spread
the word. Many of our presenters are HSM members wanting to share their
HerbFest is one of our biggest events, and it takes a lot of work to
do it "right!" Helping with the organizing of this important herbal event is a great way
to meet new people and provides a chance to spread the word about our great
Promoting the Society is something we already do, but we've been
talking about creating a new position on the Executive with a varied set of
tasks that focuses on getting the word out about our Society. Letting the
community know about us, our events and our activities would be the goal of this
position. In the meantime, helping in this area could take the form of posting
flyers for HerbFest or writing an article for a local paper or being a "greeter"
at our General Meetings.
Other - Perhaps you can think of some other way you and your skills
and interests can fit with volunteering for the Herb Society of Manitoba.
Get Involved in Your Society!
VOLUNTEER TIME SHEET
Future Master Gardeners...
The Volunteer Time Sheet
is attached for you to keep a record of your
volunteer time for certain designations (such as
Master Gardener), or for when you are applying for a
job in the garden/landscape field. All
volunteer hours must be recorded by you and signed
off by an authorized Herb Society of Manitoba representative.