Youth gain work experience, leadership skills and a deeper respect for the natural world.
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.
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.
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:
- The Faison Center
- Rehabilitative Services & Vocational Placement, Inc
- Henrico County Public Schools
- Northstar Career Academy
- Richmond Public Schools
- St. Joseph’s Villa
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:
- Mayor’s Youth Academy
- Partnership for the Future
- Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired
- St. Catherine’s School
- Collegiate School
- Trinity Episcopal School
- The Faison Center
For more information on any of these programs please contact Heather Veneziano: [email protected] or 804. 262.9887, ext.346