Mordecai Garden Volunteer


Project Description:

Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources is seeking individuals interested in volunteering for the Mordecai Garden Volunteer program. This is an ongoing, year-long opportunity. Volunteer dates are typically on Monday and Wednesday.


Mordecai Historic Park lies in the heart of downtown Raleigh and is a historical landmark that showcases one of the largest plantations in Wake County, the oldest house still in its original location in Raleigh, and is also President Andrew Johnson's birthplace.


The primary goal of the volunteer group is to help care for the Ellen Mordecai Garden, a recreated 19th century kitchen garden with an attached grape arbor and orchard. Garden volunteers may also assist with additional areas of the park landscape.


Volunteer Duties:

Garden volunteers will work alongside the Mordecai Historic Park’s gardener. Responsibilities may include planting and harvesting heirloom vegetables and herbs, planting spring and winter annual beds and seasonal bulbs, as well as related tasks such as pruning, weeding, deadheading, seed collection, watering, and more.


Work Environment:

Volunteers will be working outside, so please dress for the weather. Volunteers need to wear loose, comfortable clothing that can get dirty as well as closed-toe shoes. There are restrooms on site for volunteers. 


Volunteer Requirements:

To volunteer, you must be at least 18 years old. After attending training, volunteers are needed to assist biweekly. A volunteer application and background form must be completed and passed in order to participate.


Per department policy this event cannot count towards court-appointed or suggested community service hours.

Project Start Date: Tue, Nov 20, 2018
Project End Date: Sat, Jan 1, 2022
Volunteers Needed:
Project Meeting
Mordecai Historic Park

1 Mimosa St
Raleigh, NC 27604

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Project Organizer: Rachel Van Noordt
Project Category:
Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources