Volunteer

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Volunteers – the Gardens’ Greatest Resource

Nearly all areas of Rotary Botanical Gardens requires the assistance and expertise of volunteers in order to be successful and there is a multitude of volunteer opportunities available to choose from including: garden development, building maintenance, Cottage Garden Gallery, special events, education or clerical.

Benefits of volunteering at Rotary Botanical Gardens:

  • Utilize the skills and talents you have in a meaningful way
  • Receive practical hands-on experience
  • Develop new friendships
  • Enhance and improve the community in which you live
  • Enjoy healthful exercise in a beautiful environment
  • Add dimension and continuity to your resume
  • Be an integral part of a friendly community and dynamic organization

In addition, volunteers are invited to the Midsummer Ice Cream Social and Fall Recognition Dinner and also receive our e-newsletter. Volunteers who work 36 hours or more in a given year receive a complimentary single membership for the following year, which includes discounts in the Cottage Garden Gallery, RBG plant sales and select educational programs.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are essential to the vitality of Rotary Botanical Gardens! We’d love to connect with you to learn about your volunteering goals.

Review the opportunities below and fill out an application to get started today. We can’t wait to grow with you!

  • Ambassadors:¬†Walk the Gardens’ paths during hours of operation to ensure safety of our guests while providing a positive presence in the Gardens and occasionally assist with wedding guests. A great opportunity to work in pairs with a friend or spouse.
  • Assigned Gardener: Provide care for your own specific garden area, on your own schedule.
  • Clerical Support: Assist staff with a variety of projects including mailings, data entry and phone calls.
  • Docent/Tour Guide: Guide bus tours and groups through the Gardens conveying the history and design of the Gardens and entertain questions.
  • Education: Provide diverse youth and family programming that utilizes the Gardens as a living classroom including school programs and tours, seminars and family-friendly activities.
  • General Gardening: Assist with various gardening projects throughout the year. There is always something to do!
  • Grumpies & Grumpettes: Paint, build, repair and garden with this informal and fun group whose name is derived from the “Grumpy Old Men” movie. Mondays and Thursdays from 8 am to 12 pm.
  • Sunday Watering Crew: Water containers located throughout the Gardens on Sunday mornings.

To learn more, fill out the form below, call 608-314-8413, or email [email protected].

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