WANTED: Ambassadors

Love gardens + people? Apply to volunteer at Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

Who makes a great ambassador?

Matthaei Botanical Gardens is seeking volunteer ambassadors who love gardens and who enjoy working in a lively environment with visitors of all ages. Ambassadors will cover all of the display areas at Matthaei, including the new bonsai and Great Lakes Gardens and the Gaffield Children’s Garden.

How will I know what to do?

Training for Matthaei Botanical Gardens volunteer ambassadors provides an overview of visitor service etiquette, general way-finding and the most popular points of interest at the gardens. Two training date options are coming up:

  • Wednesday, April 24
    9 a.m.-4 p.m. (with lunch break)
  • Saturday, April 27
    9 a.m.-4 p.m. (with lunch break)

What's the commitment?

We have three-hour shifts available, seven days a week. Matthaei Botanical Gardens asks that you volunteer for two shifts per month, May–October. Please note: preregistration is required.

Ready to volunteer?

Contact the Matthaei Botanical Gardens volunteer coordinator to get started at 734-647-8528 or tgriffit@umich.edu. You can also learn more about Matthaei Botanical Gardens in this guide.