Become A Volunteer

As a Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden Volunteer you get to:

  • Meet new and interesting people
  • Give back to your community
  • Add a new sense of purpose to your life
  • Share your skills, knowledge and other helpful qualities
  • Become a valuable part of a worthwhile educational facility
  • Participate in a meaningful endeavor - the growth of your botanical garden
  • Sign up for "Volunteer University" - specialized instruction leads you to become a Certified Volunteer

We have a variety of ways you can help. If you would like to become a Garden volunteer, please complete and submit the form below.

Volunteer Program Coordinators
Help give classes and coordinate programs

Visitor Center Greeter
Assist in the Garden's Visitor Center by greeting visitors, collecting donation money from visitors, presenting garden information on trail brochures, run the video presentation, assist in the membership program, work on current garden events and activities.

Gardening Volunteer
Assist Garden staff throughout the gardens by trimming, removing plant debris, weeding, watering, propagating, planting, labeling plants, mulching, composting, fertilizing and giving tours.

Events Volunteer
Assist Board and Staff with special events by collecting admissions and donation money, seeking sponsorships, selling event tickets, selling raffle tickets, answering telephone calls, serving refreshments, setting up and breaking down tables and chairs and supplies.

Office Volunteer
Assist staff with office duties by labeling and sorting bulk mailings (newsletters and brochures), distributing garden brochures and flyers, filing, organizing, running errands, assisting with telephone calls, contacting members, data entry, routine maintenance and more.

Tour Guide Volunteer
Assist in giving tours to various groups.

Education Volunteer
Assist in planning and executing education programs for adults and children.

"Home Improvement" Construction Volunteer
Assist Staff with small repair jobs, painting, small construction projects for exhibits and events.

Public Relations Volunteer
Assist in getting our message out to the community. Aid in writing articles, delivering press information and rack cards, attending important public meetings.

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