You can make a difference!

Be a Friend of the Rose Garden.

Volunteers Deadheading Roses

Like many public parks, the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden has limited resources, but volunteers can make the garden bloom again. Many feel a special connection to the Rose Garden, the location for countless graduations, weddings, and family picnics.  The Rose Garden also is a welcome respite from the hectic pace, a peaceful place to “stop and smell the roses.”    The January 2010 pruning event brought out over 900 volunteers from throughout the valley.  It is truly a regional effort with people coming from cities throughout the Bay Area.

Join us and help the keep the Rose Garden blooming!

Volunteer Deadheading a Rose

If you’d like to volunteer, we have several opportunities for you.  First step is to get on our mailing list by filling out the form

below.  We will contact you about upcoming events.  These will also be listed on the Calendar page.

Want to learn about roses in a more dedicated yet flexible volunteer experience?  Become a Master Volunteer.

Master Volunteers are integral to Friends of the San Jose Rose Garden, and we recognize and appreciate their service.  Master Volunteers have the freedom to volunteer whenever they want, once completing the certification process.

Master Volunteers

Certification is simple.  No experience is necessary, we will teach you our easy methods.  Participate in a one-hour training, then volunteer for total of 5 hours in one month to receive their stylish green vest!  We provide the distinctive green vest with Friends of the San Jose Rose Garden logo which identifies you as a Master Volunteer.  We even provide free embroidery of your name!  Wearing your vest with the FSJRG logo enables you to volunteer at your own pace, whenever you want.  After the initial certification process, there is no required commitment other than logging your hours online using the easy Our Volts system. Let us know your interests by sending an email to:  twreilly “at” gmail.com or by filling out the form below: