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Join the best volunteer venue in Melbourne!
Would you like to spend more time in the Melbourne Gardens? If you just answered ‘yes’, and you love the gardens, plants and gardening, and love meeting and working with people, then volunteering with Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria may be just the thing for you.
Melbourne Gardens is currently seeking applications for its 2016 volunteer intake. Opportunities exist for volunteers with the Volunteer Guides, Children’s Garden volunteers, and the Garden Ambassadors. Applications close on 30 October 2015.
Successful applicants will be provided with a 12-week training program before commencing their duties, which requires a commitment of one day a week on Wednesdays and starts in February 2016.
At the end of the training program, volunteers will be ready to take on a range of volunteer duties at Melbourne Gardens.
Among them, the Volunteer Guides conduct daily Garden Discovery Tours providing visitors with valuable insights into the plant collections, history, landscaping and conservation projects at Melbourne Gardens. Likewise, Garden Ambassadors provide a similar service for visitors and are stationed at the mobile information pod located at various sites around the gardens.
Children’s Garden Volunteers are based in the popular Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden and assist with the delivery of education and public programs as well as hands on gardening tasks.
Information sessions about volunteering at Melbourne Gardens will be held during October. To find out more about volunteering at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria contact the Visitor Centre on 9252 2300 or visit the website.