Join Us and Make a Difference Today

The Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm has fun, challenging and worthwhile volunteer opportunities available year-round. From pruning, planting or weeding the gardens, to working with kids in the Roots & Shoots program, or helping out at our seasonal festivals or berry-picking times, we are happy to find a project that interests you.

Our volunteers include retirees, full-time working adults and high school and college students (age 18 and older). We invite you to start making a difference today, helping us grow into a first-class botanical garden for our region.

Opportunities

Specific volunteering tasks vary slightly from month to month, but in general, you may match up with projects in these areas:

  • Working outdoors with our grounds staff. Projects include seasonal planting, raking, putting up Christmas lights, laying mulch or watering.
  • Assisting in the office with printings, mailings, filing documents or answering the phone.
  • Greeting visitors on the weekend, either on the phone or answering questions in the visitor center.
  • Being an education or tour docent with our kids programs or being an assistant for adult continuing education programs.
  • Helping with set-up at seasonal festivals and events, such as assembling tents, placing tables and signs, assisting with parking visitor cars, or tearing down post-event.

  • When to Help

    You may may prefer to work hours that are more convenient to your personal schedule. Our staff members often work one-on-one with volunteers who are interested and committed to a particular type of work or current project. Seasonal volunteer opportunities exist during our events such as Spring Plant Sale, Autumn Gardenfest and our hugely popular December Nights & Holiday Lights.

    Ready to Volunteer?

    Call (912) 921-5460 if you have more questions about volunteering. Here is a printable brochure to download: CLICK HERE.

    All volunteers need to complete a Volunteering Packet and return it to us prior to starting your first volunteer day. Among the paperwork included in the packet (documents are either Word or PDF files) is a personal interest inventory, an emergency contact form, and the Cooperative Extension volunteer agreement.

    Volunteers that will be directly supervising children will be asked to complete and pass a background check (at no cost to the volunteer).