Volunteers Needed for Friends of the Ohio Governor’s Residence and Heritage Garden

The Ohio Governor’s Residence and Heritage Garden in Bexley is now seeking volunteers for 2017.  Available opportunities include docents for the 1920s residence as well as guides and gardeners for the home’s unique and educational gardens.

Ohio’s governors and their families have used the residence at 358 N. Park Avenue as living quarters and as a location for state business and special events since 1957.  The home, with its Jacobean revival architecture and extensive garden, is visited by thousands of guests annually.

Residence  Curator Mary Alice Mairose is looking for volunteers interested in history, architecture, art and gardening.  Those interested in becoming a docent or garden guide should request an application at governorsresidence.ohio.gov.  Background checks, fingerprinting and in-person interview are mandatory.  A three-hour training session, additional reading and tour shadowing are also required.  Volunteers are expected to donate at least 12 hours a year.

For more information about this opportunity, download the press release below or email mrlewis7664@sbcglobal.net.

Download here: Friends PR – Volunteers Feb 2017