Duke Gardens is seeking Garden Ambassadors

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Sarah P. Duke Gardens

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Garden Ambassadors
Duke Gardens needs volunteers to bring them to life and to nourish and pass them into future hands. Expand your knowledge of the natural world and help each visitor find inspiration, enjoyment and a stronger connection to Duke Gardens by becoming a Garden Ambassador. As a Garden Ambassador, you are stationed out in the Gardens bringing your interests, energy, knowledge and passion to the Gardens. Ambassadors engage visitors by offering information, wayfinding and enriching each visitor's experience.

Location: Near main entrance (Gothic Gate), Blomquist entrance, Arboretum entrance, Discovery Garden entrance or rovers in the Garden.
Commitment: 2 hour shift per week or 2x per month, weekdays or weekends
Time of Year: Mar.- Nov.
Qualifications: Knowledge of the Garden or willingness to learn. Ability to communicate with visitors. Willingness to learn the orientation of the Garden and to communicate to visitors how to navigate the garden is necessary. Able to attend trainings to stay informed of events, membership levels and changes within the Garden.
Training: Some training is on the job and includes observation and shadowing of current ambassadors. Self-study of historical and horticultural materials is also recommended. All garden volunteers are required to participate in Core Knowledge Training which consists of a series of 3 courses totaling approximately 6 hours. These Core Knowledge Training classes are offered twice per year and need to be taken only once when it is convenient.

Volunteer Benefits:

  • Make a difference in your community and inspire others by supporting the mission of Duke Gardens
  • Meet people with similar interests
  • Enjoy volunteer events, lunch and learn programs and annual celebrations
  • Earn a discount at Duke Gardens' Terrace Gift Shop
  • Have fun and challenge yourself

Questions about volunteering at Duke Gardens?
Please email us or call 919.668.3694. Thank you for your interest!

Interested in becoming a Garden Ambassador?

Submit a Duke Gardens Volunteer Interest Form today at https://gardens.duke.edu/support/volunteer

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About Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Location:

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.

Description

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Sarah P. Duke GardensDuke University420 Anderson StreetDurham, NC 27708

(35.99923,-78.94721)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Public Relations
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Commitment: 2 hour shift per week or 2x per month Time of Year: Mar.- Nov.
  • Able to attend trainings to stay informed of events, membership and changes within the Garden. Some training is on the job; Self-study, shadowing and observation may be necessary.

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