Volunteer Opportunities

Youth gain work experience, leadership skills and a deeper respect for the natural world.

Service Learning


Opportunities for ages 13-18 

June – August, Nature-Based Learning volunteers learn about horticulture, citizen science, food literacy awareness, and nature-based education while helping in the Garden.
Camp Helpers guide & engage campers through hands-on learning.

April-October, Butterflies LIVE! Helpers (High school students): 
Butterflies LIVE! service learning volunteers focus on guest interaction and engagement.

Apply Now, and submit 3 references by 5/17/20. 


Looking for a way for your youth organization to learn more about helping our community? Our work-based learning programs provide authentic opportunities in a safe and supportive environment for youth to learn and practice communication & leadership skills, civic responsibility, and other 21st-century employment skills.

Service learning volunteer working in the garden

Vocational Learning

We work with community partner organizations to teach work-based learning skills to individuals with developmental disabilities. Our worksite allows individuals the opportunity to learn a variety of skills.

We would love to work with your organization!

Some of our current community partners include:

Youth Internships

We partner with community organizations to provide both long-term and short-term internship opportunities for Central Virginia youth. Please contact us if your school or organization is interested in forming a partnership with Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  Current and former partners include:Lia Bazemore, Partnership for the Future Intern





For more information on any of these programs please contact Heather Veneziano: [email protected] or 804. 262.9887,  ext.346