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.
Interact and share knowledge with the public in one of 5 designed gardens or natural areas.
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.
Weeding, raking, potting, sweeping, watering, moving plant material early weekday mornings.
Wildflower Meadow Enthusiast:
Maintain (weed, propagate) wildflowers in the Scott Florida Garden’s wildflower meadow and native nursery.
Bird Tower Birder:
Knowledgeable “birder” to interact with public who come to birding tower.
Assist botanist with meticulous data input, making labels, meticulous gluing and/or collecting in the field.
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.
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.
Youth Tours Assistant:
Volunteers needed to help lead school tours, heavily scheduled from March through end of school year.
Answer all general information calls coming into the Garden’s main line, transfer successfully to the correct staff when necessary.
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.
Must have knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and/or Volgistics and/or Excel to assist staff with data entry.
Membership Sales Assistant:
Work in a high profile area of the Garden selling memberships during high visitation days.
Assist with opening procedures in the morning. Help set up for Dog Walks Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.