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Volunteer Opportunities

Experience needed: Working with a team on a large project
Status: Immediate need

Person to organize and coordinate the efforts of the show committee members.  We are currently booked for a show at the Volunteer Park Conservatory the first weekend of October, 2021.  Duties include scheduling several meetings, organizing and keeping track of the various aspects of putting on the show.  You will be helped by many dedicated members who will be responsible for performing the actual duties of creating the show.  In addition to the current volunteers, you will be supported by many past participants who know how our shows have been previously conducted.

If you are interested in helping with this very important job, please contact the board.


Experience needed: none, but with a willingness to learn

Status: Immediate need


We need members who wish to participate in organizing the show.  A variety of specific responsibilities include, liaison to AOS judges, liaison to the venue, show display, seminar coordinator, vendor liaison, NWOS volunteer coordinator (staffing during setup, the show, and take down), publicity, potting table, etc.  We currently have the following people interested in participating:  Bill Leight, Thuan Nguyen, Tom Bell-Games, Andy Wright, Dawn Tope, George Grantham, and Susan Burgess.  In addition, there are a number of others who have helped in the past who are willing to share and support the committee.  Please consider joining this great group.  It's a blast joining in and then seeing the wonderful fruits of all of our combined efforts.  Please contact the board.


Experience needed: Communication skills, ability to use Computer, Web Design and Social Media, Creativity
Status: Immediate need

As we move into the era of Social Media, we need to keep up with the technology used to communicate with our members and the public. This committee will be responsible for maintaining the NWOS website, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. They will also support the other NWOS functions to post and advertise events, assist with uploading content, and provide new ideas for reaching out and supporting the membership.  If you are interested in taking on this challenging job, please contact the board.

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE Members:  We would also like others who have an interest and/or computer abilities to volunteer to support the manager.

Experience needed: Familiarity with Social Media, creativity
Status: Immediate need

We would like someone to work with the Communications Committee Chair to make postings on various social media platforms on a regular basis.  These would include orchid pictures, fun facts, and event notices.  Please contact the board.

Experience needed:  Basic Knowledge of Orchid Culture
Status: Immediate need

We need people with various levels of knowledge to volunteer to help to connect to people who want to be mentored.   The program will facilitate pairing an interested NWOS member with a more experienced grower. The program allows mentees to get one on one assistance with answers to their growing questions. The ultimate goal is for all of us to learn from each other and become better orchid growers while having fun.

Mentors can be any level grower with basic skills. For those wishing to participate as a mentor or mentee, please contact our Mentoring Coordinator,
Steve Dorsey.


Experience needed:
Status: Occasional need

Someone to receive information about donated plants and coordinate their reception and storage until the meetings. This person also conducts the raffle at the in-person meetings.  We could split this into 2 positions depending on level of interest and time considerations.

Experience needed: None
Status: Occasional need

Some of our monthly speakers prefer to stay with a member instead of in a hotel. If you have extra space and wish to be contacted the next time we need to house a speaker, please contact 1st Vice President Robert Culver.