If you are interested in volunteering, please call the McKee office to set up an appointment to discuss your interests and/or complete the attached volunteer application. We will be able to assess our current needs with your qualifications and find the perfect “match.” Please download our Volunteer flyer.

Garden Guide

Duties:

This position is for individuals who enjoy meeting the public and requires a commitment for taking visitors through the Garden at prearranged times throughout the week. Guide must be familiar with the Garden history, horticulture and successfully complete our Garden Guide Training course with annual refresher courses.

Hours:

Varied.

Qualifications:

Must be available 40 hours/year.

Training:

One day Garden Guide training course required. Plus 4 additional hours of continuing education training required annually.

Dress:

Garden uniform required (McKee Shirt, Tan Pants or Skirts. No Shorts or Tank Tops). Comfortable shoes suggested and name tag must be worn at all times.

Greeter

Duties:

Individuals in this position must enjoy meeting and speaking with the public. Duties include but are not limited to: greeting guests, answering visitor questions and giving directions.

Hours:

Varied

Qualifications:

General training session required.

Dress:

Garden uniform required (McKee Shirt, Tan Pants or Skirts. No Shorts or Tank Tops). Comfortable shoes suggested and name tag must be worn.

Gift Shop

Duties:

Volunteers in the gift shop sell merchandise, inventory stock, price/display items and promote McKee Memberships and assist Admissions Clerk.

Hours:

Minimum of a 4 hour time commitment per week. Hours are usually morning or afternoon shifts. Some evening shifts for special events.

Qualifications:

Willingness to perform a variety of tasks, interact with the public and answer questions.

Training:

General orientation and specialized training is also required.

Dress:

Garden uniform required (McKee Shirt, Tan Pants or Skirts. No Shorts or Tank Tops). Name tag must be worn at all times.

Grounds Volunteer

Duties:

Grounds volunteers get to help take care of the Garden and the plants in it. Most work is in the Garden, Greenhouse or Nursery. Tasks include watering, weeding, pruning, fertilizing, potting, clearing, planting and algae control.

Hours:

Work shifts are 9:00am to 12 Noon Monday through Friday.

Qualifications:

Willingness to work in outdoor setting, ability to take directions and share garden knowledge, and good observation skills.

Work conditions:

Outdoors, can be hot, dirty work. Volunteers are asked to bring their own pruners, water bottle, gloves, hat and sun block.

Dress:

Clothing appropriate to working conditions. Sturdy shoes, gloves, hat and sun block as needed may be provided by the volunteer.

Building Maintenance Volunteer

Duties:

Assist with upkeep and maintenance of buildings and site.

Hours:

Please call the McKee Botanical Garden office to schedule appointment to discuss qualifications.

Qualifications:

Willingness to work in outdoor setting, ability to take directions and share knowledge, and good observation skills.

Work conditions:

Outdoors, can be hot, physical work.

Dress:

Clothing appropriate to working conditions. Sturdy shoes, gloves, hat and sun block as needed may be provided by the volunteer.

COVID-19 Alert

While we had hoped to remain open, in an abundance of caution and concern for the safety of our staff with regard to the Corona virus (COVID-19), we are closing the Garden until further notice. Please check back here or follow us on Social Media for additional updates.

All Garden activities, classes and programs, and guided tours are canceled through April 1st. The 3rd Annual Garden & Antique Show and Sale which was scheduled for this weekend, March 20-22, has been canceled.

We will keep you posted on any additional changes.

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