Teach children about plants and nature


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


11030 East BoulevardCleveland, OH 44106

Teach children about nature!


Are you young at heart? Have been thinking about volunteering with kids but the traditional classroom is not your thing? Love plants and nature? Consider being a School Guide at Cleveland Botanical Garden! Previous teaching experience not required, just a sense of wonder, flexibility and a love of plants and children. Programs feature fun, hands-on activities that our guides facilitate with visiting schools and youth groups.

All volunteers will need weekday morning availability and have a background check completed. Guides need to be physically able to do some walking, climbing stairs and standing.

New school guides start with a one-day new guide training to learn about what we do and how we do it. After, they'll shadow veteran guides and staff to gain additional experience and tips. Volunteers also are scheduled to attend a general new volunteer orientation and interview with Botanical Garden volunteer office staff.

Volunteer School Guide Training will be Tuesday, August 23, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Botanical Garden.


  • Child Development
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Environmental Education

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 4 hours per month

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