Note: Due to Hurricane Harvey, this volunteer opportunity is on a temporary hold. Please check back monthly for updates. Thank you.
Make Mercer memorable to all visitors.
Learn how to introduce children to the beauty and wonder of plants and animals. Training includes interactive activities, a garden tour designed for lower elementary school children, and tips for interacting with children. Previous teaching experience not required.
Or, become a garden docent for all ages! Training includes a garden tour, interactive activities, and tips for engaging with adults, senior adults, and families.
Most tours take place during the spring semester for schools and in the cooler months for all ages.
If interested, please complete a Mercer volunteer application which can be found at:
You can also contact the Mercer Volunteer Coordinator at 713-274-4160 for more information.
- Public Speaking
- Environmental Education
- Environmental Science
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- 3-4 hours; guides given approx. 2 weeks' notice
- Background Check for Children's Docents