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The Longwood Teen Volunteer Program is an eight-week summer program from June 18–August 9, 2018, that provides high school students with an opportunity to be part of a team, gain work experience, and learn leadership skills. Throughout the program teens will be exposed to the history of Longwood and the horticulture and values that make it one of the great gardens of the world. Teen volunteers will interact with and provide hands-on activities to the guests of Longwood. While working in this positive, fast-paced environment, teens will have the opportunity to earn volunteer hours, give back to the community, and make new friends.

Program Schedule

Each teen is expected to work a total of nine two-hour shifts during the duration of the program: seven garden shifts and two Thursday Horticulture sessions. Garden shift times will vary depending on the placement. Thursday sessions will take place from 9:30 am–11:30 am. 

Ideal Candidates for the program will:

  • Be entering grades 9−12 in Fall 2018.
  • Be willing to learn and practice new skills.
  • Be open to interacting with visitors of all ages, especially children.
  • Get along well with other like-minded high school students and work well in a group.
  • Be interested in learning more about Longwood Gardens and horticulture.
  • Have access to reliable transportation.

Application Deadline

Please check back for the 2019 Longwood Teen Volunteer Application

Questions? Please contact:

Heather Drzal
Director, School and Youth Programs