Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with our organization!
In the 15 plus years since it was established, the Duke Farms Volunteer Program has grown exponentially. Today, over one hundred regular volunteers help us maintain the health and beauty of our restored native landscape and the many paths that lead through it; teach visitors of all ages and educational backgrounds in the classroom and on the trail; and help care for the hothouse denizens of our renowned Orchid Range. Duke Farms would not – could not – be Duke Farms without the collective strength, acumen, and dedication of our volunteer community, and we are both immensely grateful for, and proud of, each and every member.
To learn about all the opportunities available to volunteers, please refer to the "Volunteers" page of our website, where in-depth descriptions of each can be found.
Questions, concerns, or comments? Contact Volunteer Coordinator Sara DiVito directly at
We hope you decide to join the Duke Farms volunteer community!

Contact Information

Concerning Applicant Age

Certain volunteer positions are restricted to people who are 18 years old or older. To learn which positions you qualify for, please refer to the "Volunteers" page of the Duke Farms website.
NOTE: Applicants who are younger than 18 but older than 16 may volunteer if accompanied by a legal guardian. People younger than 16 are not permitted to volunteer.


Please indicate the days and general times you are available to volunteer.


Skills & Certifications/Experience

Physical Limitations

Position Preference(s)

Please select all volunteer positions you are interested in (you must select at least one). To learn about all the opportunities available to volunteers, please refer to the "Volunteers" page of our website.

Emergency Contact

Please list who you would like us to contact in the event of an emergency.

For Relatives of Duke Farms Foundation Employees

If you are related to any employees of the Duke Farms Foundation or its associated entities (Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; Shangri La; Rough Point Museum), please list them here.

Email Address & Preferences

I Agree

I understand and agree that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as a Duke Farms Foundation volunteer, and that there are certain qualifications I must meet - including attendance at a new volunteer orientation/training session and acceptance of established volunteer policies and procedures - before I may begin volunteering.