Volunteer Positions

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Big Spring Show* - Bring the excitement of spring to life for children. Assist with indoor activity stations such as the Toadstool Theater, Ladybug Labyrinth hedge maze, Puddle Bug Boats, Polly Parade and mealworm races. Big Spring runs March 18 – April 23, 2017.

Summer Exhibit Ambassador* - During the summer exhibit in the outdoor gardens, volunteers monitor the exhibit pieces and activity stations, and interact with guests and families in the gardens providing exhibit information and general directions. Summer exhibits run late May through late August.

Group/Public Tour Guide – Serve as an ambassador to the Garden by hosting groups from all over and provide informative tours.

Green Corps Volunteer Crew - Green thumbs interested in making Cleveland a healthier and more sustainable community are invited to work alongside Green Corps youth and Crew Leaders. More information available here

Hershey Children’s Garden Volunteer* – Facilitate learning through play by assisting with interactive programming and visitor assistance; some garden maintenance may be included. 

Library Aide – Assist librarian with general shelving and shifting of books, and special projects including labeling, cataloguing, and archives.

Botanical Garden School Guide – Deliver quality programs to grades pre-k through 12 during planned school visits.

Garden Plant Care Assistant – Help keep our urban gem spectacular by assisting the horticulture staff with the daily activities and gardening procedures throughout the grounds.

Visitor Services Representative* – Ignite excitement and wonder for guests by serving as greeter and ambassador to the Garden. 

Special Events Volunteer* – Throughout the year, the Botanical Garden has both short and longer term special events, such as Gourmets in the Garden, Hoppy Hour, craft stations, Egg Hunt, Boo-tanical Bash, and more. Volunteers assist with set up, running the event and then clean up.

Garden Store Retail Assistant* – Share your shopping enthusiasm by assisting guests in the Garden Store. Greet guests, keep merchandise organized, assist in pricing, and help staff bag purchases.

Garden Naturalist – Engage visitors in hands-on programming at an activity station in one of the outdoor gardens. Garden Naturalists provide visitors an opportunity to stop and explore more about the gardens and nature.

Glow Holiday Show* - Share the magic of the holiday season by assisting families with gingerbread houses and shopping in Glow Village; boarding the Garden Train Express; and children’s crafts in Evergreen Adventures. Glow runs November 25, 2016  – December 31, 2016.


* In addition to adult volunteers, we will also accept teen volunteers in these positions.

To get started as a Cleveland Botanical Garden volunteer please complete the volunteer application. For more information please contact Sarah Hartley, Volunteer Coordinator, at volunteer@cbgarden.org or 216.707.2822.

View volunteer opportunities at The Holden Arboretum here