Learn more about becoming a volunteer at LongHouse.

Over 3,000 students, Pre-K through college, visit us yearly!

  • Some might be your children, grandchildren or children from your neighborhood.
  • Some may have been here before; others might never have walked a garden, seen a piece of sculpture or felt that sense of peace and wonder that LongHouse offers.
  • Enrich the lives of “our” children and help us to honor all school requests by becoming a Docent. It’s not difficult and is personally rewarding.

"All it requires is a bit of knowledge, a positive attitude and a good pair of walking shoes."

Spend time in our gardens with your children and grandkids.

  • Pick up our Hand in Hand, free of charge at the Gatehouse; go on an interactive treasure hunt of LongHouse…together.
  • If your child’s been here before, let him/her lead the way - they’ll feel proud to be your docent.
  • Encourage your child’s teacher (K-12th grade) to bring students, always free of charge. Perhaps your child will be showing in our Student Annual; come be a part of this celebration.


We want you and your family to make a special connection with LongHouse. Visit frequently and see how the gardens change with each season. Before you know it, this oasis will become your home away from home.

  • Bring your cell phones and access highlights of our gardens narrated by our founder, Jack Lenor Larsen.
  • See LongHouse as part of an intimate Twilight Tour. If you prefer, you or your organization can create a group tour. Please call us at  (631) 329-3658 for more information.

Think about becoming a LongHouse volunteer. Whether you’ve but a few hours to give or more, we welcome you to become a valued member of our LongHouse community. Learn about all the ways you can join our most valued team.

For volunteer information, other than docent, contact Katherine Persky,