Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are a vital part of the Hidden Lake Gardens mission. More than 200 people volunteer each year and contribute thousands of service hours. 


Tour Guides: We train volunteers to provide educational tours for children and adults. Tours focus on the conservatory, nature hike, ponding, and other seasonal attractions at Hidden Lake Gardens.

Sky Walk Docents:  Greet visitors, provide information and monitor visitor safety.

>>View Sky Walk Docent Volunteer Description 

 Gate House Attendants: Greet visitors, provide information, and collect admissions. Volunteers are needed weekdays April – October.

>>View Gatehouse, Gift Shop, and Visitors Center Volunteer Description

Gardeners, Grounds, and Conservatory Helpers: Work with staff and other volunteers to help maintain plant collections, demonstration gardens, greenhouse displays, and hiking trails.

>>View Conservatory Volunteer Description

>>View Demonstration Garden Volunteer Description

>>View Hosta Hillside Volunteer Description

>>View Harper Conifer Collection Volunteer Description

Special Events: Assist with seasonal special events. We need volunteers to greet visitors, serve refreshments, guide children’s crafts, sell plants, and more.

If you would like to become a Hidden Lake Gardens’ volunteer download the HLG volunteer application, complete it, and return it to Hidden Lake Gardens.

We value our volunteers and take time to match volunteers to each position. Upon receipt of your application, we will contact you to schedule a time to discuss your interests and to tell you more about our volunteer program.

Questions? Call us at 517-431-2060 or email us at hlg@msu.edu.


6214 Monroe Road (M-50)

Tipton, MI 49287



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