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.

Don’t see something that fits your interests or experience but you still want to help? Contact Volcoord@mcintirebotanicalgarden.org with your interests and we’ll be sure to contact you with future opportunities.

Ready to become a volunteer?
Click here to submit an application online and we will be in touch!


View the full PDF on how to post your Volunteer Hours

Already a volunteer? Log in to your profile, log your hours, and sign up for upcoming volunteer events. If this is your first time using the volunteer portal, you will need to click on “need a password“. Passwords must be at least 6 characters, contain a combination of both letters and numbers, and must contain both lower case and upper case letters.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Coordinator

The volunteer coordinator is the first point-of-contact for those interested in volunteering for the McIntire Botanical Garden.  Good people skills and organization are very important.
The volunteer coordinator maintains the volunteer database as well as the following duties:

  • Updating volunteer accounts
  • Posting volunteer assignments
  • Teaching volunteers how to log onto volunteer portal, schedule themselves for volunteer opportunities and track hours
  • Welcoming new volunteers and reaching out to them to determine how they might best help MBG

Proficiency in basic office software such as word processing and spreadsheets. Written and verbal communications skills. Project management experience is helpful.
Time commitment will vary with the season: usually 2 hr/wk. in winter time, perhaps 5 when events are scheduled. If you feel you have a majority of the skills and are looking for a challenge that will get you involved in the garden project, please complete the Volunteer Application Form.

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. To apply please complete the Volunteer Application Form.

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 please complete the Volunteer Application Form.

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! To apply please complete the Volunteer Application. Form.


 Volunteering with McIntire Botanical Garden is a wonderful way to transition between high school or college and full-time employment. Consider volunteering with MBG today.

James Walker

Q) What inspired you to volunteer with MBG? This Garden will be a big deal for Charlottesville, and I have followed it from the beginning by attending the public information sessions and asking questions. It is a unique opportunity to do something for this community that will be an asset now and for future generations. See the full interview here.

Tom Wild

We have a lot of awesome volunteers helping make MBG a reality. We’d like introduce you to Tom Wild. He decided to volunteer with MGB after leading tree walks through the site as a Tree Steward. He loves educating community members and connecting them to the natural environment.

Molly Stout

Molly came through the volunteer portal on our website in March of 2018 after graduating with a degree in Marketing from Belmont University and she began to volunteer with MBG’s Communications team. After publishing several newsletters, Molly has taken a full-time job working for Kentucky Educational Television. We wish her well!