U.S. Botanic Garden volunteers have a common sense of purpose in identifying with the Garden's mission of demonstrating the aesthetic, cultural, ecological, economic, and therapeutic importance of plants to humankind. Have you ever wondered how you could be part of the experience?
Volunteers are professionals, hobbyists, retirees, or employed full-time. Volunteers must be 18 years of age. Through their time at the Garden, volunteers develop new skills, explore their personal interests, and make significant contributions that enable the Garden to fulfill its mission. Volunteering is a great way to meet others and connect with the community.
To learn more about volunteering at the U.S. Botanic Garden, please review our Volunteer Program Frequently Asked Questions and current volunteer opportunities listed below. If you are interested in volunteering, please submit an application using the 'Apply Now' button. You may contact Elizabeth Barton, USBG Volunteer Coordinator, with any questions by phone (202-226-8066) or email (Elizabeth.Barton@aoc.gov).
CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
The Horticulture Team is currently recruiting for the following activities:
Public Programs Volunteers
The Public Programs Team is currently recruiting for the following activities:
- Discovery Carts Volunteer
- Docent Volunteer
See below to learn more about this opportunity
Interested in giving tours to USBG visitors? Join our docent team!
If you are interested in joining a 2019 Docent Training Class, please email Elizabeth Barton.
* Docents must complete volunteer badging and orientation
* Position Description (PDF)
All new volunteers should attend one volunteer orientation session. 2018 orientation dates are:
- Saturday, August 18
- Thursday, September 20
- Saturday, October 20