Teen Volunteer Program

Develop leadership skills and explore careers in horticulture while connecting with others in an enriching environment.

The Longwood Teen Volunteer Program is a summer program that provides high school students with an opportunity to become part of the Longwood Team. With opportunities provided throughout the Gardens, teens will explore careers in horticulture and develop leadership skills in an enriching environment. 

A rotating selection of Garden areas throughout the program will be available for the volunteers to work in and learn about. Teens may choose to focus on specific areas of interest or experience as many different locations as possible. All opportunities are outdoors and weather dependent. 

Teens are expected to attend at least one shift per week during the program. Shifts will be available Monday−Thursday, 8:00 am−11:00 am, start times and duration will vary. Teens are expected to complete a minimum of 21 hours over the course of the program.

Ideal Candidates will:

  • Be entering grades 9−12.
  • Be interested in learning more about careers at Longwood Gardens and the field of horticulture. 
  • Have access to reliable transportation.   
  • All opportunities require walking, standing, kneeling, bending, reaching, and light lifting. Specific duties vary, depending on the area. 

To Apply

Applications are now closed. Please check back for upcoming opportunities. 


School and Youth Programs
E-mail: schoolandyouth@longwoodgardens.org
Phone: 610.388.5377

Key Dates

Applications Due 
February 28
5:00 pm

Finalist Interviews
March 14 & 15
5:00–7:00 pm

Teen Volunteer Training
June 20
9:00 am–1:00 pm

Program Begins
June 26

July 3 & 4

Program Concludes
August 10