Thanks for your interest in volunteering with the Huntsville Botanical Garden. Please complete this application form to begin the process of becoming a volunteer. Once you complete the form, click the "Continue" button at the bottom. Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance into the Volunteer Program.
Note: There are limited volunteer opportunities on weekends, and some assignment areas are only offered on certain days of the week. More information will be provided during orientation.
Complete address is required.
Please leave blank any fields that do not apply. Email address is required.
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HBG's Core Values define how we behave, and they should be expressed through our work every day.
Ask why. Welcome change. Pursue inspiration, innovation, and creativity. Accept diversity of thought. Seek to understand others' perspectives. Incorporate new ideas. Strive for continuous improvement. Have humility when you do not know an answer. Set aside time to learn.
Collaborate with Compassion
Work together towards our shared goals. Lift up your teammates and their strengths. Recognize how your actions affect others. Communicate courageously and honestly. Express gratitude for constructive feedback. Offer to lend a hand. Welcome and celebrate diversity. Demonstrate respect, kindness, and genuine care. Act with sincerity, authenticity, and intentionality. Resist judgement. Practice generosity. Dare to be vulnerable.
Strive to be an expert in your area. Take pride in your contributions to our shared goals. Build upon your strengths. Seek to improve upon your weaknesses. Inspire others to deliver their best. Work thoughtfully and proactively. Communicate clearly. Take initiative. Accept accountability. Act with integrity.
Honor the past by preparing for the future. Focus on the "why" of our work. Believe in our mission. Steward our resources. Consider your mid-term and long-term impact. Pursue new ways to work efficiently and effectively. Set high standards. Strive for excellence.
Take Time to Celebrate
Find joy in your work. Capture moments of success. Appreciate personal and team victories. Embrace the experience of the Garden. Cultivate your personal relationship with plants. Show gratitude for your natural surroundings. Embody our mission authentically.
Please indicate any areas of interest. We may or may not be filling positions in all listed areas at the time of your application. Brief assignment descriptions can be found on the Huntsville Botanical Garden website in the “Volunteer” section (hsvbg.org/volunteer). Examples of assignments for each volunteer area are listed below.
Note: All volunteers working with minors will be required to complete a background check.
Administrative: Administrative Support
Conservation and Curation: Conservation, Mapping & Plant Records, Plant Labels
Galaxy of Lights: Galaxy Crew
Garden: Wednesday Guys (Handyman Projects)
Guest Services: Shuttle Driver, Raptor Show
Horticulture: Plant Sales, Site Work, Native Plant Nursery, Greenhouse, Grubbers, etc.
Learning and Public Engagement: Butterfly House, Docent, Family Programming Volunteer, School Field Trips, Youth Education Program
Major Events: Greeters, Shuttle Driver, Ticket Scanners, etc.
Please list two most recent employers/place of volunteer service.
Please indicate any skills you have in the following areas:
Please list the names and contact information for two people who can be contacted in the event of an emergency.
Please indicate if you need any type of special assistance.
Please read the following statement and if you agree, please indicate by clicking the "I agree" button at the end of the document.