Get Involved

Volunteer

As a volunteer, you can contribute in so many ways to the Garden. Do you enjoy being outdoors? Are you a people person? Whatever your interest or talent, we have a job for you!

The Garden offers volunteers a variety of opportunities to share your talents, skills, and interests with people of all ages. Whether your interest is assisting our horticulture staff, greeting visitors and working in the gift shop, or assisting with special events, there is a place for you at the Garden.

Over 3,000 volunteers contribute their time and talents to the garden each year. This level of volunteerism is vital to the continuing growth of the Garden. Consider being a part of "what’s growing on" by joining the volunteer program at the Garden.

 

Current Volunteer Need

  • Garden Sign Mapping
    Open to volunteer availability

    Volunteers are needed to work in pairs to help map and audit garden signage. Flexible scheduling and a great way for a group to support the Garden.
  • Advancement Volunteers
    Open to volunteer availability

    The Advancement Department needs volunteers to assist with data entry, administrative tasks and mailings.

 

Festivals Volunteering Opportunities

Purdy Butterfly House
Sunday May 1, 2016 - Friday September 30, 2016:

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Galaxy of Lights
Friday November 11, 2016 - Saturday December 31, 2016:

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Special Event Volunteering Opportunities

Author Series: Butterflies of Alabama
Tuesday February 23, 2016 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm:
Nichols Arbor

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The Learning Barn Petting Zoo
Wednesday March 16, 2016 10:00 am - 2:00 pm:
The Enchanted Forest

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Raptor Show
Wednesday March 23, 2016 :
Boeing-Toyota Amphitheatre

10:30 am to 1:15 pm
volunteers needed to help with admission/check-in at the two shows

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Spring Plant Sale
Thursday April 14, 2016 - Sunday April 17, 2016:
Grisham Pavilion

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Mother's Day Celebration Tea and Butterfly Release
Sunday May 8, 2016 :
Nichols Arbor & Purdy Butterfly House

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Come Volunteer at an Adult Education class!

Bush Azalea Trail Plant ID Walk
Saturday April 9, 2016 9:30 am - 11:30 am:

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Plant ID Talk & Walk: Using Native Plants to Attract Butterflies & Other Pollinators
Saturday April 23, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm:
Anderson Education Center Classroom & Garden

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If you are interested in volunteering at the Garden, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 256-830-4447 ext. 238 or volunteer@hsvbg.org.

To begin your adventure, please attach the completed Volunteer Application. If under the age of 18, complete this Youth Volunteer Application. 

Already a Volunteer and looking to turn in your volunteer hours? Complete this Volunteer Hour Log and e-mail to volunteer@hsvbg.org or fax to 256-830-5314.