Volunteering at Norfolk Botanical Garden is not only gardening! Volunteers work in every department, inside and outdoors. Yes, there is lots of mulching and weeding to done year-round, but volunteers also do paperwork, work in maintenance, and even do virtual volunteering from home! Volunteer opportunities below are listed by type, with special events first and ongoing volunteer needs second. If you have questions, or need more information, please call Amanda Wells at (757) 441-5830 extension 327, or e-mail email@example.com. We look forward to working with you!
Everything you do makes a difference.
Million Bulb Walk
Thursday, January 2 & Friday, January 3, 2014
Shifts: 5:00-7:15 PM or 7:00-9:00 PM
This exciting event gives everyone the chance to get up close and see the lights in the open air. This is a good opportunity for families, students, and groups to volunteer together. Give directions, greet people with a smile, and direct guests to the tram! This can be a one-shift assignment, especially for a group or family. You will be standing for the shift and working outdoors. (Minimum age 16; ages 10-15 welcome if accompanied by a parent.)
To sign up, call Amanda Wells at 757-441-5830 ext. 327 or send an e-mail.
2.014 Garden Fun Run
Wednesday January 1, 2014
Shift: 3:30 PM – 7:30PM
Help guests get a healthy start to the new year under the beautiful glow of Dominion Garden of Lights! This is a great opportunity to work inside or out! Volunteers will check in runners, serve refreshments and cheer on participants. This is a great opportunity for a family or small group. (Minimum age 16; unless accompanied by a parent or guardian) Call 757-441-5830 ext. 327 or send an e-mail.
GETTING DIRTY IN THE GARDEN
Weekdays, 9 a.m. – Noon or 1 – 3:00 p.m.
Come and garden in 155 acres of beauty. You don’t need to have experience, you’ll learn as you grow. This is not a one day assignment, but designed for people who want to work and learn for at least a season. (Minimum age 16, or must be accompanied by parent/guardian.)
We can schedule a special group gardening day when your organization can come to the Garden, work for a few hours, then enjoy the Garden the rest of the day. Contact us for information.
IF YOU LOVE MEETING THE PUBLIC
Saturdays 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. or Sundays 1 – 4 p.m. or Mondays 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Attention Book Lovers! Norfolk Botanical Garden is looking for weekend Library Assistants for the Fred Huette Library. Work with the public, learn library skills, and enjoy a fine horticultural library. A great once a month volunteering opportunity. (Minimum age 16, or must be accompanied by parent/guardian.)
BEHIND THE SCENES
Weekdays, some weekends possible
Looking for indoor work with no heavy lifting? Want beautiful scenery nearby? This is the volunteer opportunity for you. Work in the marketing, development, education, or other department to help get that all important paperwork done. Junior volunteers (14 – 17) welcome.
Seven days a week, weekends preferred
Flexible shifts, usually 2-3 hours during the hours of 9 am – 5 pm
This is for people who enjoy hard work and seeing immediate results. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Assist with room set ups and cleaning. Work with the facilities crew and be an important part of making the Garden shine. This can be a one shift assignment. (Minimum age 16, or must be accompanied by parent/guardian.)
Weekdays 9:00 AM-Noon or 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
This position is for a dynamic person who should be prepared to get crafty and shouldn’t mind getting their hands dirty. You may be helping prepare for upcoming classes, working on a computer, or helping maintain flower arrangements. The possibilities are endless! This is not a one day assignment, but designed for people who want to work and learn. (Minimum age 16.) We require a 2-day shift commitment each month.