Teen Cocoon Aide

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Desert Botanical Garden

  • 1 person is interested

Provide assistance with facilitation and engagement with children and families during Desert Botanical Garden programs. Volunteers will exhibit exceptional guest services skills, provide guests with a warm welcome and fond farewell, and other actions to help ensure that participants have a positive experience and enjoy their program. Volunteers may assist with the Cocoon and Girl Scout Events. Assisting with Early Childhood and Camp programs requires additional training.


  • 90 minute initial training with Children & Family Education staff
  • 90 day adjustment period
  • Must be between the ages of 13 to 17


  • Commit to a minimum of four (4) programs a year; must include one Garden Camp Adventures shift, either Spring or Summer
  • Must attend annual two-hour kickoff?
  • Must attend bi-monthly meetings with Children & Family Education staff


  • Assist with program set-up and clean-up by putting up way-finding signage and preparing materials
  • Welcome and check in guests (when roster is available), help keep track of attendance
  • Engage with children and caregivers during facilitated activities and free-choice play
  • Answer guests’ questions about children and family programs and the Garden
  • Perform other tasks as requested by instructing staff
  • Wear Garden-branded tops, neutral tone bottoms (jeans, khakis, black pants), and close-toed shoes.
  • Follow all health and safety guidelines as provided by staff.
  • Notify staff when unable to come in for your shift.
  • Provide "fitness for duty" release from physician to return to volunteering if absent for health/medical condition
  • Notify your staff member and volunteer staff if no longer going to volunteer in this assignment.
  • Record volunteer hours

1 More opportunity with Desert Botanical Garden

Community Education & Literacy Environment


Sat Sep 28, 2019 - Sat Nov 30, 2019


1201 N Galvin PkwyPhoenixPhoenix, AZ 85008



  • General Education
  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening


  • Teens


  • Must be able to attend one orientation and cocoon training.
  • Must be between 13 and 17.

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