More than just plants at Botanical Gardens

Posted at 1:15 PM, Aug 23, 2016

If you have a green thumb or an interest in plants, you may be the perfect volunteer for the botanical gardens.

Volunteer Orientation will be held at the Botanical Gardens on September 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and it is free to sign up.

Volunteers will learn about plants and provide support for ever-growing programs.

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announced it is recruiting new volunteers for horticulture, facilities, administration, guest services and gift shop, weddings and special events and education and docents

Volunteers will have the opportunity to train as a horticulture volunteer, and work on projects inside and outside the conservatory.

Anyone with a handy nature can help the gardens with their carpentry or electrical skills, general maintenance, and engineering or construction talents.

Administrative support volunteers will help the staff with general office work and data entry.

Guest Services and Gift Shop Volunteers are the Botanical Gardens' Welcome Wagon and trained to work at the admission desk.

Wedding and Special Events Volunteers help the staff with special moments for the Botanical Garden's clients, welcoming guest, arranging decor, and helping to make sure the event goes off without any problems.

Docents are needed to lead tours, teach hands-on programs and help with educational events, such as field trips.

Internships in horticulture, marketing, guest services, development, education and events are also availabe all year.

For more information, visit www.buffalogardens.com.