Volunteering at the West Virginia Botanic Garden

Without dedicated volunteers, the West Virginia Botanic Garden would not be where it is today. The variety of volunteer opportunities provides something for everyone, and every helping hand is greatly appreciated. Fill out a short online application to get started. Let us know your interests and availability, and you will be contacted by our Volunteer Coordinator.

Join our team of volunteers today!

 

Plant Protection Unit

Deer maintenance is one of our largest ongoing tasks at the Garden.  Plants are sprayed with an organic substance consistently throughout the season for protection from these hungry residents.  Scheduling for this task is more flexible.

Garden Greeters/Hosts

Hosts provide information and greater access to the Garden’s weekend visitors. Greet, meet, inform, and orient visitors from near and far. Weekend shifts are 9 a.m.-noonnoon-3 p.m., and 3-6 p.m. Mentoring and guidelines are provided.

Site Projects

Lend a hand at the WVBG. Projects may include preparing, planting, or transplanting in new or existing gardens, pruning, invasive plant removal, and other hands-on projects. Join us on your own or contact us to organize a group work-day.

Educational Programs, Workshops, & Visitor Services

Share your knowledge and enthusiasm with WVBG visitors. Become a Group Tour Leader, Educational/Interpretive Walk Leader, or Children’s Program Leader. If you have a specific skill, you could lead an Educational Workshop.

Trail and Building Maintenance

Work with our site director on a variety of more rigorous maintenance and building projects throughout the year.

Trail and Building Maintenance

Work with our site director on a variety of more rigorous maintenance and building projects throughout the year.

Garden Greeters/Hosts

Hosts provide information and greater access to the Garden’s weekend visitors. Greet, meet, inform, and orient visitors from near and far. Weekend shifts are 9 a.m.-noonnoon-3 p.m., and 3-6 p.m. Mentoring and guidelines are provided.

Plant Protection Unit

Deer maintenance is one of our largest ongoing tasks at the Garden.  Plants are sprayed with an organic substance consistently throughout the season for protection from these hungry residents.  Scheduling for this task is more flexible.

Site Projects

Lend a hand at the WVBG. Projects may include preparing, planting, or transplanting in new or existing gardens, pruning, invasive plant removal, and other hands-on projects. Join us on your own or contact us to organize a group work-day.

Educational Programs, Workshops, & Visitor Services

Share your knowledge and enthusiasm with WVBG visitors. Become a Group Tour Leader, Educational/Interpretive Walk Leader, or Children’s Program Leader. If you have a specific skill, you could lead an Educational Workshop.

Event Planning/Assistance

Help us make each WVBG event a success. As part of an event committee you can assist with planning, including choosing activities, publicizing the event, organizing food, etc. You can also help during the event by running activities, organizing crowds, serving food, event set up and take down, and more.

Fund-raising and Grant writing

Help the WVBG grow with financial support. Fund-raising may include production of materials for potential donors, making phone calls, and organizing fund-raising events and activities. Grant writing may include researching and identifying potential funders, as well as assistance with application organization and preparation.

Administrative Assistance

Provide assistance with projects and ongoing WVBG administration. This could include organizing mailings, compiling information, writing and sending correspondence, updating databases, making plant labels, assisting with volunteer coordination, and other tasks as needed.

Student Community Service

Are you a high school or college student? Gain volunteer experience or internship credit when you volunteer with the WVBG in one of the capacities listed above or on a special project.

Event Planning/Assistance

Help us make each WVBG event a success. As part of an event committee you can assist with planning, including choosing activities, publicizing the event, organizing food, etc. You can also help during the event by running activities, organizing crowds, serving food, event set up and take down, and more.

Fund-raising and Grant writing

Help the WVBG grow with financial support. Fund-raising may include production of materials for potential donors, making phone calls, and organizing fund-raising events and activities. Grant writing may include researching and identifying potential funders, as well as assistance with application organization and preparation.

Administrative Assistance

Provide assistance with projects and ongoing WVBG administration. This could include organizing mailings, compiling information, writing and sending correspondence, updating databases, making plant labels, assisting with volunteer coordination, and other tasks as needed.

Student Community Service

Are you a high school or college student? Gain volunteer experience or internship credit when you volunteer with the WVBG in one of the capacities listed above or on a special project.

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Do you have additional questions?  Contact us.

Phone: 304-322-2093

Mailing Address: 714 Venture Drive, PMB 121, Morgantown, WV 26508

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