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​RoHoEn's Volunteer Gateway

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Online Volunteer

Training Courses

Interested in a role that requires some learning before you can sign up? Take our online training courses to help in a specific role at the Garden. See the descriptions below and click on the link to begin your course. 

 
  • Ambassador Training

    Learn how to be a Garden Ambassador in this basic volunteer training course. A fun quiz at the end of each section will help you retain what you've learned. You will be directed to our sign up and schedule section once you have completed your training here.

  • Gardening

    Training

    Learn how to be a Gardening Volunteer in this basic volunteer training course. A fun quiz at the end of each section will help you retain what you've learned. You will be directed to our sign up and schedule section once you have completed your training here.

  • Docent

    Training

    Learn how to be a Garden Docent who can give tours in this advanced volunteer training course.  A fun quiz at the end of each section will help you retain what you've learned. You will be directed to our sign up and schedule section once you have completed your training here.

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Sign Up & Schedule

​Log into VicNet below to sign up for a volunteer shift or to view your current volunteer schedule with us.

​Log into Victouch to log your hours remotely.

Schedule yourself for an open shift here

Volunteering remotely? Log your hours here

 
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Benefits & Appreciation

JFG provides many benefits for our volunteers. Aside from the obvious benefits you will receive from simply spending time in the serene environment of the Garden, below are other ways JFG is dedicated to giving back to our greatly appreciated volunteer community.

Volunteer Membership

You will receive a Garden membership once you volunteer with the Garden regularly for 1 year. See our Membership benefits here

Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event

Join us for our annual volunteer appreciation event where we show you our gratitude for your hours and years as well as special projects.

Volunteer Goods

JFG Volunteer merchandise such as shirts, pins, or stickers, will be given out whenever available.

​Gift Shop Discount

Get a 10% discount on gift shop food, beverage and goods during your shift at the Garden. The gift shop staff will verify that you are either signed in for your shift or on the schedule for that day in order to give you the discount.

Awards

Receive awards for the highest hours in each role as well as longevity awards for number of years you have volunteered with us.

Volunteer Snack Bar

During events, volunteers will be provided with a volunteer designated rest area and snack bar with fresh fruit, snacks, drinks, etc. 

 
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Enrichment Program

Our way of investing in our volunteers, helping you grow and learn how to appreciate Japanese gardens and culture on an ever deepening level here at RoHoEn.

Level System

There is a level system in traditional Japanese culture based on the Three Friends of Winter", the plum, bamboo and pine. In this three-tier ranking system the pine (matsu, 松) is the highest, followed by bamboo (take, 竹) and plum (ume, 梅). A pine tree's roots secure it to the sides of ragged rock and its needles remain vibrantly green even in the coldest of winters, bamboo also maintains its color through winter and grows incredibly tall, flexing without breaking, plums endure long winters, pushing out the very first symbol of spring as they bloom even in the snow. These three “Friends of Winter” essentially provide an allegory for weathering hard times through their various attributes. In Japanese this motif is called the Shōchikubai (松竹梅) and is used in everything from art, song, celebratory gifts, New Years decorations and Ikebana arrangements. 

 

Using this beloved trio here at RoHoEn, there are three levels iin our Enrichment program. 

  1. Ume (Plum) - Level 1 

  2. Take (Bamboo) - Level 2

  3. Matsu (Pine) - Level 3

How To Advance In Levels

Volunteers move up in level when they have taken enrichment courses and spent a certain number of hours volunteering with us.

 

Our Enrichment system is a combination of in-person workshops and online content that can further educate you on various subjects related to your volunteer role. You can receive in-depth training on Japanese culture, garden designs and techniques, history and myths as well as many intriguing traditional Japanese arts. 

 

Ume Level

- Plum 梅

Level 1 Volunteer

Just like the plum is the first tree to blossom, being a new volunteer your knowledge and skills are just beginning to bud with plenty of energy for new opportunities and exploration at the Garden.

​Take Level

- Bamboo 竹

Level 2 Volunteer

Just like bamboo, you have shot up and grown straight and tall into your role, gaining deeper knowledge and perspectives to help yourself and others understand and appreciate the Garden more fully.

​Matsu Level

- Pine 松

Level 3 Volunteer

Just like a pine, your roots have dug deep and made you a symbol of proven longevity and steadfastness in the pursuit of training and investment here at RoHoEn. Your cool, green needles have never faded to brown but instead remained vibrant throughout your time at the Garden.

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Get Even More Involved Through Our Social Media & Youtube Channe!

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Our Online Volunteer Portal Page and our Online Volunteer Training project were funded, supported, and made possible by a grant from Arizona Humanities and National Endowment for the Humanities 

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1125 N. 3rd Avenue,

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