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Student Volunteers Needed...Camp Co-Leaders and Guided Tour Leaders

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Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden


Our summer educational offerings are quickly approaching and we need students (ages 15+ through college) to volunteer to help guide children.

The Guided Tour Leaders should be individuals who enjoy working with the public and educating children. This role is ideal for those who enjoy environmental sciences, teaching, speech/public speaking, theater/drama or a combination of all. As a Guided Tour Leader, you will be trained to introduce groups of young children to the Botanical Garden, including its indoor and outdoor spaces. This will be followed by a quick game/activity and a take home project.

The Summer Camp Assistants should be individuals who enjoy environmental sciences, teaching, speech/public speaking, working with children or a combination of all. Volunteers will be providing support and assistance for day-to-day programs and activities that are part of the Botanical Garden Summer Camp Program.

Further program descriptions and requirements can be found by visiting the following website. Please note that the deadline to apply for these roles is April 1, 2021. The application can be found by scrolling to the bottom of the link that is shown below.


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About Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden


909 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines, IA 50309, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to explore, explain and celebrate the world of plants.


The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is a vibrant 7-acre public garden in the heart of Des Moines that features 10 distinct gardens, including a water garden, conifer and gravel garden, rose garden and more. Our iconic geodesic conservatory features tropical and desert plants, which is the perfect escape from Iowa’s winter days.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


Mon Jun 28, 2021 - Fri Aug 13, 2021


909 Robert D. Ray Dr.Des Moines, IA 50309



  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Child Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building


  • Teens


  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • Please see website for time commitment requirements.

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