ART: Art volunteers plan, promote, and present art exhibitions and classes in the Visitor and Education Center, house and gardens. Volunteers also assist in various art programs including Artist Access Days, workshops, exhibitions as well as other art related activities such as Special Event days.
FLORAL DESIGN: Support the Floral Design classes, assist with decorating Filoli for various events and assist other Filoli volunteer groups with their floral design needs. Prerequisite: Graduate of Filoli’s Home Floral Design Program plus completion of all required enrichment courses.
FLOWER ARRANGERS: Flower Arrangers create floral arrangements for the House, Visitor and Education Center Lobby and Garden on a weekly basis. Flower Arrangers also create arrangements for teas, lectures, special events, and the holiday event.
CAFE AT FILOLI: Volunteers serve guests, set up and clean up the Cafe, and operate the cash register. Volunteers must commit to a minimum of two four-hour shifts per month.
: Volunteers assist the horticulture staff by working in the gardens, greenhouses and orchard. Activities include weeding and raking the beds, removing debris and seasonal plants, potting seedlings, and light pruning. Volunteers should be in good general health and must commit to a 2–1/2 hour weekly or bi–monthly shift. Closed GARDENING
GARDEN SHOP: Garden Shop volunteers staff the Garden Shop, operate the cash register, wrap purchases, assist guests, and periodically, restock the shelves. Volunteers must commit to a minimum of two shifts per month.
: Assist with the food service at Filoli events by distributing box lunches and refreshments, assisting in setting up tables and cleaning up after events. Committee members serve at Board lunches, special events and childrens' activities. Closed HOSPITALITY
GARDEN INFORMATION DOCENT: Use resource materials and garden knowledge to answer visitor questions about Filoli’s plants and gardening practices and home gardening questions. Activities are outdoors at a covered information table. Must be a Master Gardener or experienced Filoli volunteer.
GUIDES AND GREETERS
: Self–guided docents are stationed throughout the house and gardens to welcome guests to Filoli. Docents educate guests about the families who lived at Filoli and about the House and the Gardens. Docents must complete the formal three week House and Garden training course. Closed HOUSE AND GARDEN SELF-GUIDED DOCENTS
HOUSE AND GARDEN GUIDED DOCENTS: Lead walking tours of the House and Gardens. Docents must complete the formal eight week training course, and lead a minimum of 20 tours during the season including 2 weekend shifts.
STUDENT TOUR DOCENTS: Docents conduct tours of the House and Garden to introduce students to Filoli in the context of California history. Must complete House and Garden training program.
NATURE EDUCATION DOCENTS: Lead week–day hikes of the Filoli nature preserve for school children and on Saturday for adults and children. The 2–hour hikes educate visitors on the flora, fauna, and Native California way of life in the area. Requires completion of a 15–week training program.
: Staffing two Libraries, re–shelving books and videos, assisting Members in finding material. Assisting collections Manager in conserving, storing, cleaning and documenting the furniture and decorative objects. Closed LIBRARY/COLLECTIONS
VISITOR SERVICES: Greet guests and Members, book tours and school programs, process admissions and inform visitors of the benefits of being a Filoli member.
MEMBER SERVICES/EVENTS TICKET SALES: Sell and process memberships and tickets for all special events, classes, lectures and workshops and answer a variety of questions about Filoli. Activities are indoors.