Although the design and construction of the future McIntire Botanical Garden are pending, we welcome your involvement and assistance now to help move this wonderful project forward. Here are some current volunteer opportunities.
Don’t see something that fits your interests or experience but you still want to help? Email a letter of interest to our Volunteer Coordinator,
and we’ll be sure to contact you with future opportunities.
Education Committee Members
Serve on MBG’s Education Committee and help to identify goals and objectives for the public classes and educational activities that the future McIntire Botanical Garden will offer. Help shape the future of this valuable public resource! To apply, email a letter of interest to our Volunteer Coordinator.
MBG needs a volunteer archivist to create and manage a searchable database for all newspaper articles, city and park information, etc. If you have an interest in preserving the history of the McIntire Botanical Garden for future generations, email a letter of interest to our Volunteer Coordinator.
Speakers Bureau Coordinator
Schedule MBG presentations with area organizations and businesses, coordinate with trained speakers, perform follow-up, track and report results. Involves phone calling, emailing, and computer work. To apply, email a letter of interest to our Volunteer Coordinator.
Periodically staff the MBG table at local events and venues to create awareness about and support of the garden project by talking it up, disseminating literature, encouraging sign-ups for newsletters and donations to help build the garden, and reporting back results. Some set-up and take-down duties. Occasional weekends required. Must be reliable, outgoing and friendly, and have your own transportation. Hours per week: 0-4. To apply, email a letter of interest to our Volunteer Coordinator.
Volunteer Part-Time Marketing Director
Are you an experienced, strategic marketer interested in an exciting and challenging volunteer opportunity to help bring a beautiful public green space to Central Virginia? We seek a volunteer part-time Marketing Director to help create awareness about the Garden project through our existing communication channels and through new ones in the future. Chair the Garden’s Marketing Committee, create and implement marketing plans, manage media relations, etc. Knowledge of integrated marketing strategies, budgeting, evaluation, solid writing skills and a working knowledge about websites, social media, and email marketing are necessary. The Committee meets monthly. To apply, email a letter of interest to our Volunteer Coordinator.