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FAQs for 2024 Upstate Spring Plant Sale Volunteers

We need more volunteers than ever this year to serve the ever-increasing number of shoppers at the Upstate Spring Plant Sale. Sign up here and make sure to sign the required waiver. All volunteers must register electronically.

Q. What kinds of jobs are available to me as a volunteer at the sale?
A: We’re so glad you asked — you can learn all about them HERE.

Q: How will I find out what is expected of me as a volunteer?
A: Once you have been assigned a role, your name will be given to the Team leader for your area(s); they will contact you and provide instructions and additional training based on the job.

Q: When can I buy plants?South Carolina Native Plant Society Plant Sale
A: Volunteers and members get FIRST DIBS on plant selection during the Volunteer and Member Presale. This will happen at 8:30am, 30 minutes before the General Sale.

Q: What forms of payment are accepted?
A: Cash, Checks, and Credit Cards on Saturday at the General Sale. (Please note that there will be a convenience fee of 3% for card transactions to cover our cost. But the low, low prices of our native plants still give buyers an incredible deal!)

Q: Do I need to sign another waiver if I have already completed one for another SCNPS event?
A: Yes, all volunteers must sign a new Release and Waiver of Liability form. Once you complete the volunteer signup form, you will be prompted to sign the waiver.

volunteer for the spring plant saleQ: Where do I go when I arrive for my shift at Conestee Park?
A: On Friday the Volunteer Coordinators will be near the front entrance of the sale. On Saturday, volunteers should check in by 8am. Just look for the Volunteer Table, where you will receive a vest and a name tag and be directed to your team leader!

Q: Where should I park?
A: Please park away from the plant sale area and leave spaces up close for our customers.

Q: Will food and drink be available?
A: Water will be available to refill your water bottle. Snacks and cookies will be available, but we strongly recommend that you bring something more substantial since many of us will be working through lunch!

We will be updating this page regularly as the sale date approaches. Check back often to learn more!