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Become an Olivewood Volunteer!

Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center is fortunate to be supported by a team of passionate and hard-working volunteers.  Volunteers are not only integral to the success of our program, but they also help demonstrate to students the caring and commitment of their larger community. We are seeking individuals who are passionate about environmental education; fresh, local food; working with children; community engagement; and hands-on gardening. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus. Please contact Ally Welborn, our Volunteer Coordinator, if you have any questions.

Getting involved…

  1. Fill out a volunteer application
  2. Review the Volunteer Manual
  3. Attend a Volunteer Orientation

Some positions require additional training and screening before the first shift can be scheduled.

Open Volunteer Positions

  • Special events/Weekend volunteer
  • Office Volunteer
  • Docent
  • Specialized Skill Volunteer
  • Science Instructor
  • Assistant Kitchen Instructor
  • Assistant Garden Instructor
  • Internship

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~Megan Knight,  2nd year culinary student at the International Culinary School from the Art Institute

This is the coolest place because you get to see what your food looks like coming out of the grounds. I see pictures in my textbook but this is the first time I have ever seen purple kale grow.

~Megan Knight, 2nd year culinary student at the International Culinary School from the Art Institute