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.

Classes at 577 are currently being taught online and remotely, with limited in-person classes. If you’d like to teach in one of those formats, please email for 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 ~ Winter/Spring 2023

We are seeking two 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 10/6/2022 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

There are currently no openings.

Seasonal Spring & Summer Positions 2023: Full Description Coming Soon

If you are interested in a seasonal position working around the gardens and grounds in 2023, email a cover letter and a resume outlining how your skills and past experience align with this role to


The Welcome Center & Curiosity Shop is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10am to 4pm. The last day open for 2022 is Saturday, December 17.