Current Opportunities


Cleveland Botanical Garden is a year-round, educational oasis in the city where students can explore unusual plants, different ecosystems, plant and animal interactions, and beautiful gardens. We use discovery-based and hands-on education to encourage students of all ages to ask questions, use the natural world for answers, and hone their observation skills.

Volunteers who are willing to share their excitement about plants and the amazing natural world around us with students are needed to serve as School Guides and Girl Scout Guides. No green thumb or science background is required, just a passion for science, enjoying and appreciating nature, and making a difference in the lives of local pre-K and elementary school students.

School Guide positions are primarily available weekdays and the typical volunteer shift is about 1.5 hours; Girl Scout Guides will typically volunteer on weekends for about 1.5 hours. All Guide volunteers are asked to volunteer a minimum of 2-3 times a month depending on the season and availability of opportunities; flexible scheduling is available. Volunteer orientation and onboarding, training and shadowing for the position, and a background check is required upon acceptance as a volunteer.

Interested? Volunteers ages 18 and up can complete our online School Guide/Girl Scout Guide Individual Volunteer Application here

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

View volunteer opportunities at the Holden Arboretum here