Youth and Teen Volunteer Opportunities

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has volunteer opportunities for youth including service learning and internships.

We have opportunities for middle and high school students who want to work during the summer and select special events throughout the year. We work with youth who have a variety of goals for their volunteer work here including those who want to learn new skills, get work experience, or earn community service hours. Our programs are geared for ages 13-18. See our flier (PDF) or scroll down to learn more.
For more information on any of these programs please contact Bray Wilkins, Youth Programs Developer: [email protected] or call (804) 262-9887 x346.

Service Learning Program

 ages 13-18

Harvest produce for the Central Virginia Food Bank, dig in the garden, and play with worms in the compost bin as you learn about horticulture, environmental education and the importance of food access in our community! The Service Learning Program takes place during June, July, and August with shifts available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 am – noon.

Apply now to become a Service Learning volunteer by filling out a Service Learning application, and providing 3 references. 

Application  Deadline: May 1, 2017

Please see our other volunteer opportunities below, or check back for more information.


Interested in an internship at the Garden?

We currently partner with community organizations to provide internship opportunities both long-term and short-term (minimester) for youth in Central Virginia. If your school or organization is interested in forming a partnership with Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden please contact us.  Current and former partners include:

For more information on any of these programs please contact Bray Wilkins, Youth Programs Developer: [email protected] or call (804) 262-9887 x346.

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