Current volunteer opportunities are listed below. After completing a volunteer application and orientation, volunteers train alongside Conservatory staff. To learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 614.715.8098.
Download an application
Bruce Munro: Light at Franklin Park Conservatory
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has several volunteer opportunities associated with the upcoming special engagement Bruce Munro: Light at Franklin Park Conservatory.
Learn about the artist and his work and act as an interpreter for Light, on view September 25, 2013–February 8, 2014. Assist with customer service needs during special evening viewing hours. Training will be provided.
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Enjoy being around plants? Work with the Horticulture Department. Help tend the gardens on the four-acre ScottsMiracle-Gro Community Garden Campus, take care of tropical plants inside the 90,000 square foot conservatory, or help plant and maintain the outdoor botanical gardens. Lend a hand at the Columbus Commons, the new Downtown greenspace designed and maintained by Conservatory staff.
Do you enjoy kids and art? You can help with children’s crafts and activities or interact with visitors in the Chihuly Resource Center. From June through October you can assist the weekly Farmers’ Market.
Educate visitors about the colorful, exotic butterflies during the annual Blooms & Butterflies exhibition (March–August). Assist with other art and nature related exhibitions on view at the Conservatory throughout the year.
Special One-Time Events
Put your best foot forward for customer service needs during special events such as Valentine’s Day or Merry & Bright Nights during the holiday season.
Share your enthusiasm about all aspects of the Conservatory and engage with visitors as a tour guide. Docent training will include in-depth information on the Conservatory's history, plant and art collections, and the outdoor botanical gardens. Docents do not need a teaching background, but must have enthusiasm and a passion for sharing knowledge.
Lend assistance with various clerical tasks.