Volunteering

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.

Please contact jpeterson@fairchildgarden.org for information on becoming a volunteer today!


Volunteer Requirements

Volunteer jobs 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 volunteer day, although some volunteer areas are more flexible than others. The minimum age for Fairchild Volunteers is 16. Limited opportunities for students under 16 are available.

Short-term opportunities are available for those that would like to do a one-day volunteer activity or for students requiring community service hours.

Once you are a Fairchild Volunteer, you 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 volunteer 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 for volunteers vary considerably throughout the year.

Upcoming Volunteer Information Sessions:

Virtual Recruitment – TBA

Due to COVID-19 procedure at the Garden, there are limited volunteer opportunities available.


Where You Can Volunteer

Currently recruiting for

  • Horticulture
  • Lookouts

Please contact jpeterson@fairchildgarden.org for more information!

Volunteer opportunities are available in the following programs areas.

Education
Horticulture
Conservation Science
Visitor Services
Membership
Special Events
Wings of the Tropics
Garden Docents
Volunteer Opportunities for Students
Internships


Volunteer Department Staff

Isabel Sanchez, Director of Volunteer Services and HR

Jemma Peterson, Database and Communications Coordinator

William Navas, Volunteer Coordinator


Contact Us

305-667-1651,ext. 3324 or volunteer@fairchildgarden.org

 

Volunteer Portal