Garden Visitor Center - Information Desk Volunteer - Weekend Openings

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Bok Tower Gardens

Imagine working in one of the most beautiful and peaceful spots in Florida, the joy of sharing it with thousands of visitors, the satisfaction of maintaining historic and botanical treasures like Pinewood Estate and endangered plant collections, and the fun of working with people of similar interests.

Volunteers are vital to the operations of Bok Tower Gardens, a world-class non-profit organization. Volunteer contributions, no matter how many hours, are significant to the success of our programs and the comfort and experience of our visitors. Each year, volunteers donate more than 45,000 hours to Bok Tower Gardens!

Description: Volunteers have the opportunity to interact with our guests, creating a lasting impression and overall great visitor experience while sharing information about the Gardens. Through passing out maps, to helping families plan their visits, to just having fun! The Visitor Center is a great place for volunteers to share their experience and help guest have a great time as they explore the Gardens.

Commitment: 1 day a week for a minimum of 3 months

Shift: 9:30am to 1:15pm or 12:45 to 4:30pm

Scheduling: Friday, Saturday or Sunday

Uniform: Business casual clothing

Responsibilities: This job is good for people who...

  • Have a background or interest in customer service
  • Love to have fun and make people smile
  • Love talking to and meeting new people

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About Bok Tower Gardens

Location:

1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales, FL 33853, US

Mission Statement

To reach out in beauty to the people, and fill their souls with the quiet, the repose, the influence of the beautiful. As Edward Bok's grandmother taught him, "Wherever your lives may be cast, make the world a bit better or more beautiful because you have lived in it."

Description

Established in 1929, by Edward W. Bok as a gift to the American people, the 50-acre garden was designed by noted landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. to be a contemplative and informal woodland setting. Acres of ferns, palms, oaks and pines fashion a lush backdrop of flowering foliage and the spectacular seasonal color of azaleas, camellias and magnolias showcase an ever-changing work of art.
The 205-foot marble and coquina Singing Tower is the focal point of the gardens with tile mosaics, animal carvings and custom iron-work. Dedicated by President Calvin Coolidge and listed as a National Historic Landmark, carillon music is played daily.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and acquired in 1970, Pinewood Estate and garden is one of the finest examples of Mediterranean-style architecture in the Southeast.
Today, this is a place to enjoy Bok’s love of beauty, nature and music. Programs and events are offered throughout the year to learners of all ages. Discover the story of Edward W. Bok and the Gardens in the Visitor Center historical museum.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1151 Tower BoulevardLake Wales, FL 33853

(27.93758,-81.5759)
 

SKILLS

  • History
  • Adult Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Public Speaking
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • 1 day a week on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

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