Volunteer

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? Contact judegarzolini@gmail.com with your interests and we’ll be sure to contact you with future opportunities.

Volunteer Opportunities

Email Marketing Coordinator

Format and disseminate our periodic email newsletter and news releases using eTapestry software (similar to Constant Contact or MailChimp; online eTapestry training is available.) Create info graphics and/or use other images as needed. Maintain the e-subscriber list to ensure accuracy. Report results of emails to the Marketing Director. Estimated volunteer hours per month = 2-8. If interested, please contact judegarzolini@gmail.com.

Finance Committee Member

Serve on our Finance Committee and assist our Board’s Treasurer in developing relationships with the banking, insurance, investment, and accounting professional communities in the greater Charlottesville area. Merge your business skills and experience with an appreciation for beautiful horticulture and see McIntire Botanical Garden flourish! If interested, please contact judegarzolini@gmail.com.

Outreach Ambassadors

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. If interested, please contact judegarzolini@gmail.com.

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. If interested, please contact judegarzolini@gmail.com.

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. If interested, please contact judegarzolini@gmail.com.