Applewood volunteers are valued members of the Ruth Mott Foundation team! Through volunteering at Applewood, community members are given the opportunity to actively engage in civic participation and support our various community engagement efforts.

Please review our volunteer opportunities below and fill out an application if you are interested in joining us this season!

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Volunteers assist a guest at the visitor services desk
Visitor Experience Desk Support

Greet guests and create a welcoming environment through excellent customer service. Volunteers based at the Visitor Services desk provide more in-depth visitor support, including wheelchair access, tour information, book sales, and the Taste of Applewood program.

A guide leads a tour in the living room at Applewood
House Tour Area Guide

Provide outstanding visitor experiences by facilitating self-guided tours of the main house. Share with visitors the history of the Mott home and family, as well as the enduring legacy of C.S. and Ruth Mott: their extraordinary commitment to civic participation.

A volunteer assists two young children with an activity outside by the barn at Applewood
Education Support

Assist with programs for youth and adult groups with hands-on activities that reinforce the enduring legacy of C.S. and Ruth Mott: their extraordinary commitment to civic participation.

Applewood volunteer assists with thinning a fruit tree
Horticulture Support

Support the horticulture staff with tasks around the grounds or in the greenhouse, which could include planting, weeding, or harvesting fruit.

The Ruth Mott Foundation looks to recruit volunteers who are as economically, culturally, and ethnically diverse as the community we serve. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in all its forms, including but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Ruth Mott Foundation encourages all people to participate in our programs and activities as we strive to make the Applewood experience as inclusive as possible. If you would like to volunteer with us and anticipate needing any type of accommodation, or have questions about the physical requirements of our volunteer position descriptions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Assistant Manager of Visitor Services and Volunteers at 810-280-3736 or via email.

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