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Myriad Botanical Gardens is excited to offer a variety of volunteer opportunities for adults, youth, and groups. Volunteers can either be:

  • Occasional Volunteers – Volunteering once or twice a year
  • Partner Volunteers – Dedicating 36 hours or more a year
  • VolunTEENS – Members of our summer youth program (postponed due to coronavirus)
    Corporate/Group Volunteers – 4 or more members of a unifying body that choose to volunteer together at the same time

CLICK HERE to sign up for our monthly Volunteer Newsletter and other correspondence. 

Partner Volunteers

Partner volunteers are individuals willing to commit to 36 hours a year (approximately 3 hours a month) at the Gardens by working alongside our horticulture staff, at our public events and festivals, or helping with education classes. There is a one-time $25 fee that pays for a background check, name tag, parking pass, and training.

New Partner Orientation/Training takes place once every other month.

Partners receive several benefits including:

  • Reduced membership rates ($20 off a family membership – the best of all of our discounts)
  • Reduced/complimentary access to various special events at the Gardens
  • 10% off all education classes
  • Free admission to spring and fall festivals
  • Parking pass access to official Gardens parking during volunteer shifts.

If you are interested in becoming a Partner Volunteer, please fill out our Partner Volunteer Interest Form.

Special Events

Myriad Botanical Gardens hosts a variety of events year-round that are made possible with the help of our amazing volunteers. Volunteers serve on planning committees, help with event setup, and assist with children’s crafts, story times, registration, and more. This is a huge area of need for the Gardens and is perfect for both individuals and groups to volunteer one time or for those who want to volunteer regularly.

Education Programs

The Education Department is always looking for dedicated volunteers to lead indoor and outdoor tours, act as a Garden Greeter or become children’s program leaders. If you are a natural teacher or simply love plants and want to share your enthusiasm by learning to lead our education programs, this is an area that always needs additional help. Tour guides and children’s program leaders must become Partner Volunteers and pass a background check. For more information on becoming a tour guide or children’s program leader please fill out our Partner Volunteer interest form.

We also seek skilled professionals who will volunteer to lead classes in their areas of expertise, such as horticulture, culinary arts, sustainability, water conservation, wildlife, herbs, art, health and wellness, and photography for both children and adults.

Horticulture

As a horticulture volunteer, you help maintain landscaping throughout the Crystal Bridge Conservatory and the outside Gardens. This could range from weeding, planting/removing annuals, picking up dead/yellow leaves and possible plant exhibit work. If you enjoy working with your hands and being outdoors, this is the job for you.

For more information on these opportunities please contact:

Laura Gipson
Volunteer Coordinator 
(405) 708-4041
lgipson@myriadgardens.org