Volunteer Opportunities

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has volunteer opportunities for teens 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.

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

Service Learning Program

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2019 Service Learning program.

Children’s Garden opportunities for ages 13-18: 
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday,  9 a.m.-12 p.m.
The Children’s Garden has shifts available with a focus on gardening and engaging our guests in drop-in activities.

Butterflies LIVE! opportunities for ages 14-18: 
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 2 hour shifts available 9-11 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 1-3 p.m., 3-5 p.m.
The Butterflies LIVE! exhibit has two positions available with a focus on guest interaction and engagement.

Butterfly Greeters
Greet guests as they arrive and depart through the vestibule.

Butterfly Ambassadors
Engage visitors in the exhibit space through experiential learning.

Please note, additional training is required for greeter and ambassador positions.




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 Heather Veneziano: [email protected] or 804.262.9887, ext. 346

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