Volunteer Opportunities

Annual Volunteer Opportunities

Every year the San Francisco Orchid Society hosts two orchid shows in San Francisco: Pacific Orchid Exposition (POE) & Orchids in the Park.

Setting up these shows takes a lot of time and commitment from society members, friends, family, and volunteers. We reach out to the community to ask for your help in making these great events possible.

An organization is as strong as its active members. The SFOS needs volunteers for its monthly functions, Spring and Fall orchid shows.

All members of the Society are encouraged to participate in the POE and Orchids in the Park by volunteering to work in the different committees which are necessary to run the shows. Docents are needed for the POE. Bringing blooming plants for the display tables is always appreciated.

It’s a great opportunity to talk to the “old timers” who know enormous amounts about orchid culture and to meet your fellow SFOS members. Look for announcements regarding volunteers in the SFOS Newsletter, website and at the monthly meetings.

You can find volunteer opportunities for POE 2020 here.


The San Francisco Orchid Society meets on the first Tuesday of every month.

Located at San Francisco County Fair Building (Hall of Flowers), adjacent to The San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum (Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way, San Francisco).