Get Involved

577 is a gathering place that inspires meaningful and diverse connections, promoting open-hearted generosity and sharing. See how you can get involved today.


Volunteers play a vital role in the evolution of 577 in positions such as building docents, on-site educators, front desk helpers, resource center sorters and garden helpers.


We believe education strengthens the fabric of our community. 577 is a curiosity combustor, an igniter of creativity. Instructive, Stimulating. A place for life-long learning and taking care of the land. Share your passion and knowledge with the community.

If you have an idea of a class or skill you would love to share, please email with details.

College Internship

577 offers internship opportunities throughout the year to undergraduate and graduate students looking to expand on their chosen field of study, develop important professional leadership skills and flex their creative muscles. Explore what it means to work for a mission driven nonprofit and immerse yourself in:

    • A supportive community and team-oriented inclusive staff environment
    • Interesting and engaging projects aligned with your area of study
    • Flexible, part-time schedules
    • Opportunities to develop and teach your own classes

Upcoming Opportunities 

Program Internship ~ Fall 2023

We are seeking a well-rounded, open-minded, and creative students who can provide high-quality service to visitors, community instructors, and colleagues. Interns perform a range of duties while supporting the educational goals and mission of The 577 Foundation. 

Primary Responsibilities include:

    • Develop and teach one to two community classes (focus on art, movement, cooking, gardening) on-site in one of
      the historic 577 buildings.
    • Perform in-person and online class moderator duties.
    • Oversee/develop special programming projects including the 577 StoryWalk.
    • Manage the Welcome Center & Curiosity Shop as needed.
    • Welcome visitors and function as an overall part of the staff team.

To Apply:

    • Email a cover letter demonstrating your passion for 577’s mission and success.
    • Email a resume outlining how your skills and past experience align with this role to

Resume review will commence on 4/1/2023 and continue until the positions are filled. 

Community Gardens

The Community Gardeners are an important part of 577; their gardens have created a pleasant environment for visitors, an education in organic growing and an inspiration to future gardeners. Each year, our gardeners grow and donate between 1,500 to 3,200 pounds of organic produce to local food banks—truly embodying a sense of community.

50 garden spots are available on a first come basis. Organic gardening advice, basic gardening tools, hoses, leaf mulch, compost (when available) and seasonal gardening classes are provided.

Job Board

Diversity and equal employment opportunities are integral to all of our activities. We hire and promote based on an individual’s qualifications, skills, ability to do the required work, merit and overall potential. We do not discriminate based on race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, disability, military status or any other classification protected by law.

Current Openings

AmeriCorps VISTA Garden Fellowship

Located on a historic environmental conservation site, 577 serves as a learning oasis for all who enter.  This garden fellowship is intended to provide an in-depth opportunity for early-career horticulturists or environmentalists to develop skills and knowledge toward establishing themselves as a gardener and community educator.

Interested candidates must be available to work between 35 to 40 hours per week. General working hours are 9am to 5pm but may include occasional early morning or evening hours. Must be available to work any day of the week and for the duration of the fellowship: May 8, 2023 — May 7, 2024. View the full job description HERE.

Salary is determined by VISTA and includes a base pay, housing allowance, professional development with a statewide cohort, health benefits, and sick leave.

Email a cover letter and a resume outlining how your skills and past experience align with this role to

Resume review will commence on 03/24/2023 and continue until the position is filled.


Seasonal Summer Staff Member

We are hiring an eager summer staff member to keep The 577 Foundation beautiful and welcoming. This team member works alongside our year-round staff to tend the gardens and grounds, welcome visitors, and steward our mission through hands-on projects. If you care about the environment and community gardens and you’re looking for a physical job in a beautiful outdoor setting, this is it.

If you are interested in a seasonal position working around the gardens and grounds in 2023, view the full job description HERE.

Email a cover letter and a resume outlining how your skills and past experience align with this role to

Resume review will commence on 01/31/2023 and continue until the position is filled.


577 is open daily, 9am to 5pm. The Welcome Center & Curiosity Shop is open Wednesday ~ Saturday, 10am to 4pm.