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
Service Learning Volunteer opportunities are now available every day June – August!
We are no longer accepting applications for summer 2018 Service Learning Volunteers. Check back in the fall for summer 2109 opportunities.
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 16-18:
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.
Greet guests as they arrive and depart through the vestibule.
Engage visitors in the exhibit space through experiential learning.
Please note, additional training is required for greeter and ambassador positions.
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:
- 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
Get the Whole Family Involved
Explore family volunteer opportunities at the Garden