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Volunteer Opportunities in the Gardens


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Nearly 40 million Americans perform billions of dollars worth of volunteer work each year. Several hours a week to thousands of charitable projects. Everyone benefits from services performed by volunteers.

By giving their support, volunteers gain feelings of pride and satisfaction as well as opportunities for making new friends and gaining new skills.

Volunteer Opportunities with the Kansas State University Gardens


  • Gardening - Assist with seasonal planting, trimming, deadheading flowers and other general garden upkeep.
     
  • Signage - Assist in the production and replacement of garden identification labels.
     
  • Visitors Information Center - Greet visitors and assist with mailings and other clerical support.
     
  • Gift Shop - Staff gift shop, help visitors in making selections, and sell gift shop items and Garden Memberships.
     
  • Special Events - Assist in fun special events that will be held throughout the year.
     
  • Conservatory/Butterfly Exhibit - Greet guests visiting the Butterfly Exhibit, provide information, and answer questions about the butterflies. Special training is provided.
     
  • Tour Guide - Act as a guide for groups wishing to tour the Gardens. Special training is provided.
     
  • Education Programs - Handle registration for education events. Act as host/hostess with refreshments and assist instructors at workshop seminars.
     
  • Speaker's Bureau - Help inform people about the Gardens by giving a 30-minute slide presentation on the Gardens to community groups. Special training is provided.
  • Office Assistant - Assist in the typing of letters and web page updates
  • Publication Production - Assist in the proof reading, mailings, and related production support.
  • Other - Any additional areas of interest that are not listed.