Volunteering at Fairchild

Volunteers let a few hours of their time blossom into a world of new experiences while working in Fairchild’s beautiful environment. Fairchild volunteers have been an integral part of the Garden’s history and contribute to every aspect of our operations.

Volunteers learn new skills, make a positive impact in the community and the world, and advance Fairchild’s mission through their hands-on support of our programs. Fairchild volunteers have access to a wide range of classes and training opportunities.



All active Fairchild volunteers who give a minimum of 30 hours of service a year automatically become part of the Friends of Fairchild, which hosts lectures, field trips, and social activities.

Volunteer Requirements

Most adult volunteer opportunities require a commitment of 3-4 hours per week for a minimum of three months. These are typically done with one shift per week on the same day, although some areas are more flexible than others. 

For short term opportunities, we offer Special Events positions, and these do not require the same weekly/monthly commitment. These are open to students. Our minimum age is 14. 

All year-round Fairchild Volunteers are required to participate in Core Class Training as well as additional training for specific volunteer areas.

Volunteer Information Sessions

Volunteer Information Events are held throughout the year to inform Fairchild members and the public about available opportunities and requirements. Following the application and interview process, volunteers are selected for programs based on their experience, skills and availability. In certain program areas, a second placement interview is required. The types and numbers of openings vary considerably throughout the year.

Upcoming Information Sessions:

General Volunteer Recruitment: 


Please contact volunteer@fairchildgarden.org if you are interested in volunteering! 

Group/Corporate Volunteer Days

Group Volunteer Days are a way for volunteers to try their hand with horticulture and contribute to beautifying the Garden! This is the perfect project for a community group or a corporate team building project! Projects can vary and can include weeding, trimming, pruning, major plant removal, plant relocation, and more. These sessions are open to community groups or individuals. We set a limit of 20, if your group is larger, please contact us to discuss. Minimum age is 14, or 12 with a parent/guardian accompanying.

Usually hosted from 9AM-12PM but can be flexible.

Upcoming Group Days:

Fall Dates TBD

Please contact volunteer@fairchildgarden.org to register.

Where You Can Volunteer

Adult Volunteers:

Volunteer positions vary throughout the year! Currently recruiting for various positions in Administration, Education, Horticulture, Wings of the Tropics, Visitor Services, and Conservation.

Student Program: 
Our student (under 18) program is at capacity for weekend volunteering, please check back in the future or attend an Information Session to learn about available student opportunities. Students are currently being accepted for Special Events volunteer opportunities. 

Please contact volunteer@fairchildgarden.org for more information!

Fairchild’s Current Internship opportunities:

Contact Us

305-667-1651,ext. 3334 or volunteer@fairchildgarden.org


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