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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. Be a part of our Family Fun Day this summer, or help keep our garden beds weed-free. Training available as needed. Contact Rebecca Canales at (260) 427-6442.
Butterfly Attendants & Bug Docents Needed at Conservatory
Training in March to help April-July
You can print out and mail an application.
Click here for our volunteer application.
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!
Now available: Botanical Buzz: February Newsletter
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.
Bulk Mail Volunteers:
We do several major mailings per year, plus monthly mailings, and volunteers are needed to help process them and prepare them for mailing. Training is provided. On-call positions, as needed.