Volunteers play a crucial role in the successful operation of the Garden. Volunteers can be “on call” for events, activities and special programs or come in on a regular weekly basis to assist with other needs, such as horticulture, for example. We encourage interested individuals to inquire about our volunteer program, as we have opportunities that align with varying interests and skills.
Answer all general information calls coming into the Garden’s main line, transfer successfully to the correct staff when necessary.
Bird Tower Birder:
Knowledgeable “birder” to interact with public who come to birding tower.
Interact and share knowledge with the public in one of 5 designed gardens or natural areas. Training provided October/November and January/February.
Education’s Arts and Crafts Assistant:
On call position invites all “crafty” people to help prepare materials for children’s programs and activities.
Global Garden After School Program Mentor:
Work with 3rd, 4th and 5th graders at Avalon Elementary School one afternoon a week in a garden setting from 3pm – 5pm (January thru May) and accompany students on four Saturday field trips.
Weeding, raking, potting, sweeping, watering, moving plant material beginning 8am on weekdays and 9am on Saturday and Sunday.
- Children's Garden Horticulture Assistant, Thursdays 8am-12pm.
- Water Garden Horticulture Assistant, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and/or Sunday 9am-1pm.
Membership Sales Associate:
Work in a high profile area of the Garden selling memberships during high visitation days.
Plant Sale Specialist:
Plant enthusiast with knowledge on care and feeding of SW Florida plants to assist with plant sales or to work on the patio of the Gift Shop.
Special Events Assistant:
On Call position for Special Events assisting as a greeter, or registration desk volunteer, or way finder, or raffle ticket salesperson, or silent auction volunteer, or set up and take down volunteer and more.
Lead groups through their choice of two gardens on a 1 ½ hour tour and/or create your own customized ½ hour tour as part of the Garden’s 11:00 Daily Tours. Daily tours run November through April.
Wildflower Meadow Enthusiast:
Maintain (weed, propagate) wildflowers in the Scott Florida Garden’s wildflower meadow and native nursery.