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
Work-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.

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 parter with community organizations that serve individuals with developmental disabilities. Our worksite allows individuals the opportunity to learn a variety of work-based 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