Volunteering with the Friends can bring you many benefits, from learning successful gardening techniques, to having the satisfaction of doing something good for the environment. Docents will improve their public speaking skills and have an opportunity to introduce the park to visitors. Helping with our childrens education programs can be fun and fulfilling for volunteers. Other opportunities include Rose Garden Work Days, Courtyard Garden Work Day, Historic Orchard Drought Tolerant Garden Workdays, River Clean Ups and Trail Maintenence and Education Volunteers.
Volunteers help to maintain the roses at the Historic 5 and a half acre San Jose Municipal Rose Garden.
The San Jose Heritage Rose Garden is maintained completely by volunteers who weed, clip spent blooms, winter prune and propagate and plant.
The Bay Area has faced significant droughts for many years. This makes a safe, clean and reliable water supply essential to sustain our economy and quality of life. At this event, we will take a virtual tour of San Jose's award-winning Advanced Water Purification Center to learn the processes water undergoes to be clean enough to be used for drinking and the future of water reuse.