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 between June 27 and August 11. 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.

Successful applicants are required to attend a Teen Volunteer Program training session on Tuesday, June 21. Training will be held at Longwood Gardens. 

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. 
  • Successful applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID−19. Exceptions to the COVID vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. 

To Apply

Applications for 2022 are 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 8, 6:00–8:00 pm

March 9, 5:00–7:00 pm

March 10, 4:00–6:00 pm

Teen Volunteer Training

June 21, 9:00 am–3:00 pm

Program Begins

June 27


July 4


July 5

Program Commences

August 11