Become a Garden Guide
Bring inspiration, positivity, and education to our visitors! Help visitors of all ages understand and appreciate plant collections and ecosystems in the Garden. Assist visitors while they explore and participate in our seasonal programs.
Spring 2021 – 2 Onsite Opportunities
Discovery Guide | Flower Patch Guide
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Discovery Guides use our discovery cart and kits to engage visitors. Perfect for people with knowledge of plants and plant ecosystems, a willingness to grow and learn, and a friendly demeanor. Guides should have strong communication skills, interest in environmental sustainability, love to engage with nature, and excited to share their enthusiasm for the Garden with visitors. Some experience leading tours or public speaking is preferred.
Available Shifts: April through June on Wednesdays 3-6pm, Saturdays and Sundays 9am-12pm, 1-3pm or 3-6pm. Orientation in March.
Flower Patch Guides will work in small pods of 3 people to support our new Spring Flower Patch Program in the Children’s Garden. They will help to prepare and set-up the Patch, and provide event day support to greet visitors, help them navigate the Patch and hand out materials. Guides should have strong communication skills, love to engage with nature, a friendly team attitude, and be excited to share their enthusiasm for the Garden with visitors.
Available Shifts: Prep begins March 12 through April 16 on Wednesdays or Fridays late afternoons. Patch event dates on Sundays April 18 & 25, May 2 & 9: 10am-6pm. (Must be able to commit to entire season to apply)
Become a Garden Guide Program Sponsor
Eryn Hatzithomas, Coordinator of Volunteers
718.886-3800 x216 | [email protected]queensbotanical.org