Current Opportunities

The Cleveland Botanical Garden is currently recruiting adult volunteers for the positions of School Guide and Outdoor Tour Guide. Details on these opportunities and links to position descriptions are below.

We are recruiting teen volunteers for Bootanical Bash, our annual Halloween event where volunteers ages 15 and up can dress up in family-friendly costume, join a friend, and assist with games and activities, lead “bootiful” crafts, and help pass out goodies on our Trick or Treat or Treasure Trail. For more information and an application, click on the link below.

BooBash Teen 2019

School Guide

School Guides teach quality academic programs to grades pre-K-8 during planned school visits to Cleveland Botanical Garden. No prior knowledge or experience required; training, shadowing, and on-boarding provided. School Guide volunteers are required to make a minimum 9-month commitment and complete a minimum of 2 shifts per month. Opportunities are primarily available weekdays between 9am – 12:30pm; weekend shifts are also available. Learn more. 

Outdoor Tour Guide 

Outdoor Tour Guides provide information to guests and fosters their exploration and appreciation of our grounds, gardens and exhibits. No prior knowledge or experience required, although some plant knowledge is helpful. Training, shadowing, and onboarding provided. Outdoor Tour Guide volunteers are required to make a minimum 6-month commitment and complete a minimum of twp tours per month. Opportunities are available during the daily tour shift from 12:45 – 2:15pm, Friday – Sunday from April through October. Additional opportunities during the week for private tours are also an opportunity, depending on the knowledge and skill level of the volunteer. Learn more.

For more information or requests for group volunteer activities, please contact us at or 216.707.2822. 

View volunteer opportunities at the Holden Arboretum here