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Volunteer Spotlight: Latin School of Chicago

Traveling the world, exploring the city, or trying something new is all part of the curriculum for students at the Latin School of Chicago. Every year during Project Week, students leave the classrooms to perform a service project or pursue a topic of interest in locations from Iceland to Uruguay. “The goal is to have […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Houston Zoo Collegiate Conservation Program

Mercer Botanic Gardens strives to match volunteers with their interests. When the Houston Zoo’s Collegiate Conservation Program contacted Mercer for a project this summer, they were tasked with removing several types of invasive plant species encroaching on the park’s conservation nursery border. Since 2011, the group has partnered with organizations across the Houston area on […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Chris Mihalik

While most people head to the grocery store or a local farmer’s market for produce, Mercer volunteer Chris Mihalik only has to walk outside. “I grow and eat a lot of my own vegetables,” she said. “I don’t have to spend much time in the produce section at the grocery store.” Mihalik grows zucchini, pumpkin, […]


Wednesdays, Jan. 20, Feb. 3 and 17, March 3 and 24, 9 a.m. Mercer Botanic Gardens Horticultural Propagation Center 3602 Hirschfield Rd., Spring Ages 10+. Help care for nursery trees at the Mercer Botanic Gardens Horticultural Propagation Center. Bring gloves and a refillable water bottle. Hours earned qualify towards the President’s Volunteer Service Award program through the Spring Creek Education Society. For more […]

Mercer’s 2021 Volunteer Opportunities

When it comes to maintaining an area as vast as Mercer, every volunteer matters. With more than 400 acres, Mercer relies on a team of volunteers to help manage its gardens, the Mercer Botanical Center, the Horticultural Propagation Center, and the Harris County Precinct 4 Prairie Dawn Preserve. What’s most impressive is that these volunteers […]

Meet Jones Park Volunteer Coordinator Brent Wilkins

Brent Wilkins has loved nature and the outdoors for as long as he can remember. Wilkins grew up exploring the wilds of Oklahoma with his father and grandfather and began volunteering with exotic animals before graduating high school. As an adult, he’s worked as a zookeeper, environmental programs specialist, and now as the volunteer coordinator […]

2020 March Mart Volunteer Opportunities

It’s More Than a Two-Day Sale! Volunteer Opportunities start early! In addition to the March Mart plant sale on March 20 and 21, there are several volunteer opportunities that begin in February and early March. Visit the March Mart page and fill out an application to see all the possibilities! If you have any questions, […]

March Mart Volunteers Needed

The March Mart Plant Sale at Precinct 4’s Mercer Botanic Gardens is just around the corner. Like any spectacular event, it takes lots of dedicated hands to put on such a large-scale plant sale. Mercer needs your help, and now is the time to volunteer! “We welcome individuals and groups – garden and community club […]

Sign up now to volunteer at March Mart 2020!

  The Texas Gulf Coast’s premier plant sale is just around the corner, featuring a variety of unusual and hard-to-find plants, trees, and shrubs. Like any spectacular event, it takes lots of dedicated hands to put on such a large-scale plant sale. Mercer needs your help, and now is the time to get signed up […]

Holiday Volunteer Outreach | Christmas Eve Super Feast

Join Precinct 4 Encore! for a unique volunteer opportunity preparing food for the 41st Annual Thanksgiving Super Feast. These annual events are held at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Each year, thousands of individuals and families are served a hot and nutritious meal during the holiday season. Register online at or call 713-274-4050 for assistance registering. […]