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ORGANIZATION: Sarah P. Duke Gardens

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Are you a high school student who enjoys mentoring young children and leading them in learning activities outdoors? We encourage you to apply to volunteer with our 2023 Summer Camp.

(You must be must be 16 years or older by June 2023 to apply! )

Summer camp volunteer duties: camp volunteers will assist the camp staff with a variety of tasks, including setting up and cleaning up activity supplies, leading small group activities, leading games, serving snack, organizing supplies, and acting as role models for the elementary school age camp participants.
Must be able to communicate with Gardens' staff, fellow volunteers, and campers with a friendly, positive attitude to ensure quality experience. Student volunteers must be punctual, able to stand, bend and kneel to perform duties in a various weather conditions, indoors and outdoors.

Times/days needed:
Volunteers will be needed any or all days listed below. Training is required and will be offered on Sat. June 10,2023 from 8am-1pm at Duke Gardens.

  • June 12-16 K-2 Growing Scientists
  • June 19-23 3-5 Growing Scientists
  • June 26-30 K-2 Plant it, grow it, eat it
  • July 10-14 3-5 Plant it, grow it, eat it
  • July 17-21 K-2 Eco Artist
  • July 24-28 3-5 Eco Artist
  • July 31- Aug 4 K-2 Things with Wings
  • Aug 7-11 3-5 Things with Wings

Interested in volunteering with our summer camp at Duke Gardens?: If you are a high school student who will be at least 16 years old by June 2023, please email to request a summer camp volunteer application.

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About Sarah P. Duke Gardens


Duke University, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC 27708, US

Mission Statement

Sarah P. Duke Gardens creates and nurtures an environment in the heart of Duke University for learning, inspiration and enjoyment through excellence in horticulture.


Sarah P. Duke Gardens is widely recognized as a premier public garden, providing extraordinary visitor experiences, horticultural artistry, leadership in conservation, and innovative programs. It plays a vital role in the life and values of Duke University and is a respite from the ordinary in a welcoming and beautiful setting.

Gardens need people to bring them to life, and people to nourish and pass them into future hands. Duke Gardens volunteers are that promise to the future. We cannot overstate the essential contribution volunteers make to the growth, purpose and beauty of the Gardens.

Expand your knowledge of the natural world and help each visitor find inspiration, enjoyment and a stronger connection to Duke Gardens. Volunteers bring their interests, energy, knowledge and passion to the Gardens, helping visitors by:
* offering information
* guiding tours and leading education programs
* maintaining gardens
* promoting membership
* enriching each visitor’s experience


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Environment


Sat Jun 10, 2023 - Fri Aug 11, 2023
08:30 AM - 04:00 PM


Sarah P. Duke GardensDuke University420 Anderson StreetDurham, NC 27708



  • General Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Child Care
  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening
  • STEM


  • Teens


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • From June 10 - August 11,  2023. Mondays-Fridays (8:30 am - 1:30 pm OR 8:30 am-4:00 pm). Volunteers may sign up to assist any or all weeks of camp on the dates listed in description.
  • Training is required and will be held on June 10,2023 from 8:00 am-1:00 pm at Duke Gardens.

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