Seeking 2023 Action Committee Members

Shinzen Friendship Garden is currently seeking committed, enthusiastic volunteers to serve on one or more of our action committees. We are looking for community members who are interested in being part of growing Shinzen Friendship Garden and creating a garden that engages and inspires.

Benefits of Getting Involved
By participating on a Shinzen Garden Action Committee, you can:
Visit the garden regularly
Be a voice for your community
Represent a particular interest group
Have the satisfaction of helping grow the garden
Be recognized as a community leader
Learn more about Shinzen Friendship Garden
Contribute your unique knowledge and skills
Meet and work with amazing people and have a lot of fun.

Yes! Sign me up to be involved on a Shinzen Garden Action Committee

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To be a member of a Shinzen Action Committee, you need to be a current member of the Shinzen Friendship Garden. To become a member, click here

Action Committee Descriptions

Garden Events Committee

The Garden Events can be large festivals, membership-focused opportunities, smaller events for donors, and special audiences. Event budget planning is essential and will be used to develop the Annual Events Income/Expense lines in the Operating Budget for the Garden.

This Committee will develop and recommend a calendar of Garden Events for the year providing it to the Board for approval at the January Board meeting.

Volunteer Program Committee

This Committee will develop a plan for recruiting, retaining, training and supporting Garden volunteers.

The Volunteer Program Committee will develop and maintain any Volunteer training education materials to be used by tour guides, docents, garden hosts, and entry gate staff. They will also ensure volunteers receive adequate training, guidance and support.

The Volunteer Coordinator will work directly with this Committee.

Educational Programs Committee

This Committee will develop the educational program goals and activities for the Garden. Educational programs can be part of garden events or standalone education programs.

The Educational Programs Committee will provide a budget to the Finance Committee, research available education program grants and provide committee updates to the Board.

Garden Landscape and Development Committee

This Committee will meet to review landscape plans and projects, update landscape plans given to the city, and will annually develop a Landscape and Development budget for approval by the Board.

The Committee will also review garden landscape needs, such as pruning, City maintenance and gardening support, landscape volunteers’ program and landscape projects. The landscape committee will also work with the Clark Bonsai Collection curatorial team in identifying landscape and maintenance needs.

The Committee will prepare the update of each calendar year’s projects and goals for annual reporting purposes.

Fundraising & Development Committee

The Fundraising Committee will develop an overall Fundraising and Development Plan to guide the Board in the planning and implementation of comprehensive fundraising for the long-term sustainability of the Garden.

This committee will plan Annual Fund Drives, Major Gift plans, Endowment Fund Planning and other fundraising opportunities

The Executive Director will work directly with this Committee.

Marketing/PR/Communication, and Social Media

This Committee will develop a communications & marketing plan for the Garden and coordinate the implementation of the plan with the Officers, Corporation Staff, Contract Staff and all Committees.

Fundraising will also coordinate the calendar for Fundraising Activities with Marketing/PR/Communications/Social Media and design and publishing will be implemented through this Committee.

This Committee will also design and produce the Annual Report to the Membership of the Corporation in February of the calendar year following the year of the report.