“Not all of the beauty created at RAF is in the floral arrangements.
Much of it is in the genuine care and concern we all have for each other and the friendships created.” – Jacalyn, Volunteer

When it comes to making an impact in our community, we wouldn’t be able to do it without the dedication and devotion of our volunteers.


Volunteering at Random Acts of Flowers helps us spread joy and allows people who share our values to nurture a culture of compassion and care.

Our volunteers range in age from elementary students to retirees. Individuals and groups – including schools, church groups, civic groups, businesses, and even sports teams – make up the more than 2,000 people who share their time and talent to bring flowers and moments of joy to those in area hospitals, hospices, and healthcare facilities. Contact us for more information.

Here’s What Our Volunteers Say About Working With Us:

  • 99% of RAF volunteers would recommend working with us to others
  • 99% of volunteers saw working with RAF as an opportunity to make a difference
  • 99% of RAF volunteers understand how their volunteer work impacts our mission

A 2012 study from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School indicated

  • Giving time away to help others can make you feel more “time affluent” and less time constrained than wasting time, spending time on yourself or getting a windfall of free time.
  • People who give their time away report feeling more capable, confident and useful.

Volunteering FAQs

Without the dedication of our hundreds of volunteers, Random Acts of Flowers would not be able to provide beautiful bouquets and moments of kindness throughout our community. Volunteers re-purpose donated flowers from special events, memorial services, grocery stores, and wholesalers to turn what would otherwise be waste into something fresh and meaningful! When you volunteer with us, expect to have fun, meet new people, be creative, and bring smiles to our community!
We are committed to making the volunteer registration process quick and easy! Training is provided on site, and there is an array of volunteer opportunities perfect for individuals, groups, and families! Please visit our Volunteer page for more information
Yes. Most volunteer opportunities are best suited for children 12 and older. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Every child must have a signed Youth Waiver before volunteering.
Groups are encouraged and welcomed. Learn more on our Groups page.
  • Picking up donated flowers and vases
  • Sorting, composting, and organizing donated flowers
  • Arranging fresh bouquets
  • Delivering bouquets throughout our community
  • Organizing the workshop
  • Lending a hand at special events
Yes. We ask that anyone interested in volunteering attend an orientation. During orientation, new volunteers will meet our team, learn about volunteer opportunities supporting our mission, and have hands-on training working with the flowers.
Our normal volunteer schedule is Monday through Thursday, with most shifts during daytime hours. Evening and weekend shifts are scheduled occasionally.
Absolutely! We frequently participate in special events (bridal shows, volunteer fairs, etc.) and also hold fundraisers that require volunteer assistance.
All contributions to Random Acts of Flowers are invaluable. To make a financial donation, click here. We also always need vases, feel free to bring any extras to your local workshop or even hold a vase drive.
Most volunteers prefer to work while standing, but for those who do not want or are unable to, stools and fatigue mats are available for use in our workshop. Our facilities are wheelchair accessible.
Many volunteer opportunities are in a warehouse-type setting, and we recommend comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes. We will provide gloves and aprons. Volunteers making floral deliveries are asked to dress business casual and wear identification provided by Random Acts of Flowers
We are proud to provide opportunities for students to receive community service credit in order to achieve academic success and give back to the community. Contact us directly for more information.
Just your enthusiasm and smiling face! Our workshops will have all of the tools you need. Join us today and get ready to have a great time bringing encouragement and beauty to others.


Sometimes volunteering isn’t an option due to time and other constraints. But all contributions help – and we need them all to keep the flower deliveries – and the smiles – coming.