Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals
Enjoy being around plants? Work with the Horticulture Department. Help tend the gardens on the four-acre Scott’s Miracle-Gro Community Garden Campus, take care of tropical plants inside our 90,000 square foot conservatory, or help plant and maintain the outdoor botanical gardens. Lend a hand at the Columbus Commons, the new downtown greenspace designed and maintained by the Conservatory’s staff.
Do you enjoy kids and art? You can help with children’s arts and crafts activities, interact with visitors in the Chihuly Resource Center. From June-October you can assist at the weekly Farmers’ Market
Educate visitors about the colorful, exotic butterflies during the annual Blooms & Butterflies exhibition (March-August). Assist with other art and nature related exhibitions on view at the Conservatory throughout the year.
Special One-Time Events
Put your best foot forward for customer service during special events such as Valentine’s Day Wine and Chocolate or Merry & Bright Nights during the holiday season.
Share your enthusiasm about all aspects of the Conservatory and engage our visitors as a tour guide. Docent training will include in depth information on the history, plant and art collections, and the outdoor botanical gardens. Docents do not need a teaching background, but must have enthusiasm and a passion for sharing knowledge.
Lend assistance with various clerical tasks.
After completing a volunteer application and orientation, volunteers will train alongside Conservatory staff.
To learn more, email email@example.com or call 614.715.8098
Download an application