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Sarah P. Duke Gardens

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Duke Gardens is temporarily closed until further notice, in accordance with Duke University's campus-wide policies to minimize health and safety risks in the Duke and Durham communities, and to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This closure includes all indoor and outdoor spaces at Duke Gardens.

For more information and further updates, please go to coronavirus.duke.edu

We look forward to reopening Duke Gardens in the future. But for now, the most important thing we can do as a community is to follow the directives from local, state and federal public health officials.

We anticipate a need for student volunteers in Fall 2020 and will announce any volunteer needs via the Duke Gardens website at: https://gardens.duke.edu/support/volunteer

TERRACE GIFT SHOP VOLUNTEERS (students must be 16 year or older to volunteer)

Gift shop volunteer duties: Assist shop staff with stocking merchandise and product, pricing items, lifting boxes, watering plants and other shop duties as needed. Must be able to communicate with shop staff, fellow volunteers, and Gardens visitors with a friendly, positive attitude to ensure quality customer service. Shifts are generally four hours and volunteers must be punctual, able to stand, bend and kneel to perform duties.

Times/days needed: March - August 2020 for students ages 16+ weekends (9:00 am-1:00 pm or 1:00-5:00 pm)

Interested in volunteering at Duke Gardens?: Please visit our website: https://gardens.duke.edu/support/volunteer
to learn more and apply!

Questions: Contact Niki Saylor, Duke Gardens volunteer and visitor services coordinator, at 919-668-3694 or niki.saylor@duke.edu

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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

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We'll work with your schedule.


Sarah P. Duke GardensDuke University420 Anderson StreetDurham, NC 27708



  • Public Relations
  • Customer Service
  • Merchandising
  • Retail / Sales
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills


  • Teens


  • Must be at least 16
  • Times/days needed: Student volunteer opportunities are available at Duke Gardens’ Terrace gift shop for students ages 16+ on weekends (9:00 am-1:00 pm or 1:00-5:00 pm) from August – December 2019.

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