Gathering Place is proud to feature more than 16 acres of prairie grass! Prairie grass is beneficial for our environmental footprint by reducing mowing, fuel consumption, and irrigation while increasing plant diversity. The seed mixes emulate different ecosystems in Oklahoma and were designed by the experts at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
We are looking for Wildflower Warriors, a dedicated volunteer team, dedicated to learning, assisting and advocating for the Gathering Place prairies. Wildflower Warriors will be guided through activities that help Gathering Place maintain the prairies in the most sustainable ways possible by utilizing Integrated Pest Management programs. There will be a monthly class to help learn about wildflowers, weed identification and maintenance activities. Prairie work includes weeding, cutbacks, raking, seed collection, and seed cleaning. Additionally, the Wildflower Warriors will help advocate for wildflowers at Gathering Place events.
Sign up to be a Wildflower Warrior by applying to be a Park Volunteer! Please select Wildflower Warriors in the Volunteer Interests section.
Educational Sessions will be approximately once a month in the evenings. Shifts will be available on Saturday mornings from 8-11 a.m. and Thursdays from 8-11 a.m.
July 13, 8-11 a.m.
July 18, 8-11 a.m.
July 25 - Education Session with Horticulture Department, 6:30 p.m
July 27, 8-11 a.m.
August 1, 8-11 a.m.
August 10, 8-11 a.m.
August 15, 8-11 a.m.
August 24, 8-11 a.m.
Weed, prune, cutback or rake in prairies
Collect and clean seed
Assist during events to advocate for wildflower areas
Deals courteously and effectively with the public at all times
Responds promptly to guests needs
Adheres to all safety regulations and policies and procedures and helps maintain a safe and
productive environment for guests, volunteers and staff
Reports potentially unsafe conditions including damaged property in a timely manner
Responds to emergencies and alarm calls as needed
Requires the ability to interact with guests, officials, and staff on a regular basis
Outstanding customer service
Basic level written and verbal communication in the English Language
Completes Gathering Place Volunteer Onboarding Process (complete a volunteer application, interview and pass a background check)
Attends required orientation and training led by Gathering Place Staff
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a volunteer to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position requires substantial standing; substantial walking; minimal sitting; substantial reaching with hands and arms; moderate climbing or balancing; substantial stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling; substantial talking or hearing; substantial lifting up to 20 pounds; moderate lifting of 20 to 60 pounds; no lifting more than 60 pounds.
The environment characteristics described here are representative of those a volunteer encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This environment requires substantial performance in wet or humid conditions; minimal performance near moving mechanical parts; no performance in high, precarious places; moderate performance with or around fumes or airborne particles; no performance with or near toxic or caustic chemicals; substantial performance in outdoor weather conditions; moderate performance with moderate noise level; minimal performance with loud noise level.
Apply today at www.gatheringplace.org/volunteer
Questions? Email us at [email protected]