Founded in 1980, The Friends of the Conservatory is a group of passionate community leaders and volunteers with a mission to inspire connection between people, nature, and community. As a regionally recognized non-profit, we partner with the City of Seattle to support and advocate for the Volunteer Park Conservatory, protect and ensure public access, provide education, foster connection through events and education, and support conservation of the historical building. All together, we open our doors to 150,000 visitors a year.
There are many ways to get involved. As an organization, we embrace principles of sharing leadership, gratitude, balance, and kindness; Regardless of your role below, you will be involved in the organizations decision making and direction setting.
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Each year the FOC bestows “The Leonard P. Johnson Bromeliad Award” to one outstanding board member or volunteer as a way of honoring Leonard’s tremendous spirit and recognizing those who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the Conservatory.