Chicago Botanic Garden

SUPPORT THE GARDEN

Volunteer Opportunities - Visitor Services

Visitor Services volunteers enjoy working with people to assist with directions, sales,
information, and Garden services. Volunteers staff service locations one half-day each week
or two weekend days per month.

Places volunteers may be needed:
Special events (festivals, exhibits, plant sales); Garden Café; near entrance as Garden greeters; at the Membership or Information Desk; at the Roadside Flower Sale.

Opportunity

Time of Year

Preparation

Commitment

Activity

Regenstein Center Desk

Year-round

Knowledge of the Garden; train on the job with others

1/2 day per week Monday – Friday or two weekend days per month

Assist visitors with directions and general information

Membership

Year-round

Learn member benefits, promotions, and computer records on the job

1/2 day per week Monday – Friday or two weekend days per month

Assist in membership booth or with office support. Promote sales, services, events and programs; highlight member benefits; and assist current and prospective members

Visitor Center Greeters

Year-round

Knowledge of the Garden; train on the job with others

1/2 day per week

Greet, direct, and inform visitors

Roadside Flower Sale

June – October

Train on the job with others

Wednesday mornings; annual sale in September

Collect, strip, hang, and dry plants; assist with flower-arranging classes; and set up annual sale