Volunteers

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens of Vienna, Virginia has a variety of indoor and outdoor volunteer opportunities available.
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Meadowlark Botanical Gardens of Vienna, Virginia has a variety of indoor and outdoor volunteer opportunities available. Weekly commitment is not required to volunteer in the Gardens, but when a volunteer has completed 10 hours of volunteer service they will receive an Annual Garden Membership, 10% off gift shop purchases, Meadowlark Volunteer Bumper Sticker & Lapel Pin, and a wonderful opportunity to be part of a great community.

Garden Volunteer
Do you have experience gardening? Do you wish you could get more experience gardening? Meadowlark Botanical Gardens would love to have you on board to assist with our 95-acre garden oasis. Learn more about planting cycles, proper pruning habits, garden management and much more from our experienced horticulture team. The garden volunteers season begins in March and runs through December (Weather Permitting).

Visitor Relations Aide
Do you love helping people and having the answer to questions? Our Visitor Relations Aide are where the public turn to when they have something to ask, or a comment they would like to share with us. Assist staff with answering questions or following up with guests about annual memberships, portrait photography scheduling, tour scheduling and more. Visitor Relations Aide commit to 2 Weekend shifts and 1 Weekday shift per month.

Garden Collections Aide
Do you have a passion for organization and ease of access? Enjoy being behind the scenes making sure everything is double checked? Our Garden Collection Aide position might be just for you! This volunteer will work with garden staff to ensure collections are accurate and orderly. Tasks may range from walking garden beds to ensure proper label placement to data entry in the Visitor Center. Garden Collection Aides commit to 2 Weekend shifts and 1 Weekday shift per month.

Trails Volunteer
Do you enjoy spending time in the woods? Meadowlark Botanical Gardens would love to have you on board to assist with our trail systems throughout the gardens. Our diverse terrain needs regular pruning, clearing, and assessing to maintain access for all guests. Current shifts include mornings.

Special Event Volunteer
Do you enjoy doing a bit of everything? Meadowlark Botanical Gardens has special events throughout the year celebrating the different seasons. Some days you may be helping in the visitor’s center greeting guests, other days you might be compiling goody bags for a scavenger hunt, other days you may be assisting with a group tour. The responsibility of this role is varied and is a great fit for a generalist.

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DRIVE through Northern Virginia’s largest light show at Bull Run Festival of Lights. WALK a sparkling garden trail for an enchanting evening at Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights. SKATE and explore a playful wonderland at Ice & Lights – The Winter Village at Cameron Run.