Adult Volunteer Job Opportunities

Our mission is education and our passion is connecting people and plants to improve the community. We’d love your help! Below is a full list of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s adult volunteer opportunities — find the best match for you.

Ready to become a volunteer? Click here to submit an application online or download and print an application for submission.

Would you like to make people’s day with a cheerful welcome?

These volunteer opportunities may be for you:

chris and darlene hinman horiAdmissions Host/Hostess:

Greet visitors, hand out brochures, check for admission stickers, count visitors (clicker counter), and answer general questions.

Admissions Receptionist:

Answer incoming calls and answer questions about directions to the Garden, admission prices, and special events; direct incoming calls to appropriate staff.

Would you like to make a difference by teaching others?

These volunteer opportunities may be for you:

Joni Delph a CarMax Cares volunteerGarden Guide:

Garden Guides attend monthly meetings to learn more about the Garden. They lead scheduled tours through the Garden and Conservatory and also serve as roving interpreters. Apprentice Garden Guides attend special training sessions in winter and spring and participate in “shadow tours” with veteran guides before leading tours on their own.

Education Information Assistant:

Help fill brochure holders in the garden, library and Robins Visitors Center. This involves strolling through the Garden making sure holders are filled with appropriate brochures (for the Conservatory, Healing Garden, and Bird Trail) and with rack cards.

Bird Trail Volunteer:

Join a team whose activities include filling and cleaning bird feeders, monitoring and maintaining wooden directional markers, and also monitoring the bluebird houses in the spring.

volunteer painting sign 400Registration and Logistics Assistant:

Assist with registration and logistics at public programs. Volunteers assist the Education special programs team on an on-call basis with jobs related to lectures, workshops and community outreach.

Library Assistant:

Shelve books, check for mis-shelved items, help visitors find books or journals, use a database to circulate materials (check-in, check-out), process new books, address and mail overdue notices, answer phone and email requests for gardening information, research visitor and caller questions, and process plant and seed catalogs.

Ready to Become a Garden Volunteer?

Submit your online application to begin sharing your talents.

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Are you a plant person?

These horticulture volunteer opportunities may be for you:

General Horticulture Volunteer:

Assist horticulturists and gardeners in maintaining the individual gardens within Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

Greenhouse Assistant:

Assist in volunteer greenhouse propagating plants for volunteer-run Spring and Fall Plant Sales.

Plant Preservation Volunteer:

Gather and preserve plant material to be used in Dominion GardenFest decorations.

Plant Records Volunteer:

Assist Garden staff in producing accession and visitor plant labels as well as participating in the day-to-day activities related to maintaining the plant records database.

Conservatory Volunteer:

Assist the Conservatory horticulturist in maintaining with gardening tasks.

Are you a team-builder? Or someone who likes to do administrative work?

These volunteer opportunities may be for you:

Volunteer Office Recruiting Assistant:

Enter/update records for any newly active volunteers, volunteer prospects, or volunteer applicants into the Volgistics database. Set up interviews, and assist with orientations.

Volunteer Administrative Assistant:

Assist with administrative and clerical tasks/projects.

Development Volunteer:

Assist the Garden’s Development office with clerical duties.

Education Data Entry Assistant:

Enter names and other data into Microsoft Word documents and Excel spreadsheets (in the Education office).

Education Office Volunteer:

Assist with general office work and information distribution. Help with copying, addressing envelopes, counting rack cards, stuffing envelopes.

 Are you looking for something to do on the weekend?

These volunteer opportunities may be for you:

ralph ashton 400Special Events Volunteer:

Involves a number of different jobs/assignments at special events including: Heritage Weekend, Easter Weekend, Mother’s Day Weekend, Father’s Day, Butterflies LIVE, Flowers After 5, Goblins & Gourds, Dominion GardenFest of Lights, New Year’s Eve Family Frolic.

  • Admissions Host/Hostess
  • Admissions Receptionist
  • Conservatory Volunteer
  • Garden Guide
  • Library Volunteer
  • Children’s Garden Volunteer (assist with summer camp, onsite field trips, or special events and activities)

To apply to become a volunteer, download an application for submission or click the Apply Now link below.

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