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Conservatory Volunteer Opportunities

The Botanical Conservatory has volunteer openings for gift shop cashiers, outdoor gardening, admissions desk receptionists, and special event workers. Minimum age 10 with accompanying adult, age 15 with staff supervision. Training available as needed. Contact Amanda Amstutz, at (260) 427-6443.

 

New Volunteer Orientation

Wednesday, February 19, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

The Botanical Conservatory invites new volunteers to join our team. This orientation will help you determine your niche, which might be volunteering at the Front Desk, in the Gift Shop, with special events, or at our upcoming live butterfly exhibit. Discover all the options and how you might best contribute to the Conservatory as part of its volunteer program. This is a special opportunity to build your skills, meet new people, and support a community treasure! Volunteer benefits include free garden admission, annual recognition, and discounts on classes and purchases. For more information, contact Amanda at (260) 427-6443 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 
Volunteer Applications

You can now complete this on-line pdf and then print and mail it to:  Volunteer Coordinator, 1100 S. Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802  

Click here for our volunteer application

General Information

Volunteers get a 10% discount in the gift shop, free admission anytime during public hours, and training, as appropriate.

General areas of service include staffing the front desk, serving as a cashier or grooming plants in the gift shop, helping with special events, helping with mailings or office administration, and assisting with adult or youth tours.

Volunteers are always welcome at the Botanical Conservatory!

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    Volunteer Opportunities

    Front Desk Volunteers:
    Volunteers greet our guests, ring up admissions, and answer the main Conservatory telephone, transferring calls to the appropriate staff. Volunteers either work a 9:30 am to 1 pm morning shift or a 1 to 5 pm afternoon shift Monday through Saturday and Noon until 4 pm on Sunday. “Regular” and “On Call” positions are available. Training is provided.

    Gift Shop Sales:
    The gift shop is open daily Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday Noon to 4 pm. We are looking for volunteers to commit to a regular schedule. Morning shifts are from 10 am to 1 pm and afternoon shifts are from 1 to 5 pm Monday ~ Saturday. These volunteers are experts in customer service, ringing up sales, and fulfilling other duties in a retail setting. Volunteers work in teams of two. Training is provided. 

    Special Event Volunteers:
    Volunteers are needed to staff our many special events throughout the year. The volunteers serve as support for the large crowds that attend these programs. This position is on-call - working around your current availability. 
     

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     For more information about volunteer opportunities for both adults and teenagers, contact: Amanda Amstutz,  260-427-6443.  

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    Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
    1100 South Calhoun Street
    Fort Wayne, IN 46802
    (260) 427-6440

    Hours:

    Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
    Thursday 10am - 8pm
    Sunday Noon - 4pm
    Closed: Mondays

    Holiday Hours:

    Thanksgiving: 4pm - 8pm
    November 29: 10am - 8pm
    Closed:New Years Day, Christmas Day

    Admission

    Adults $5
    Children (ages 3-17) $3
    Age 2 and under Free