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The Longwood Teen Volunteer Program is an eight-week summer program that provides high school students with an opportunity to become part of the Longwood Team. Whether helping in the production greenhouses, the Conservatory or outdoor garden areas, teens will explore careers in horticulture and develop leadership skills in an enriching environment. 

Applications for 2022 program available beginning January 2022. 

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.   
  • Attend all events, trainings, and complete 30 scheduled hours during the eight-week program. Teens are expected to volunteer at least one shift per week. 
  • All opportunities require walking, standing, kneeling, bending, reaching and light lifting. Specific duties vary, depending on the area. 

Placement Opportunities

Meadow Garden

Dive deeper into the Meadow Garden, Forest Walk and Longwood's natural lands with the Land Stewardship team. Each day brings a different opportunity to help improve wildlife habitat and grow native plant communities. Ideal candidates enjoy spending the day outdoors and getting their hands dirty. 


Exercise your science skills and explore what it's like to work in the lab and greenhouses alongside Longwood's Research team. The ideal candidate for this learning experience will have taken biology or chemistry in high school.


Grow behind the scenes with Longwood's horticulturists. Learn the process involved with producing high quality and consistant plants. Ideal candidates will have experience with basic gardening. 

Questions? Please contact:

School and Youth Programs
Phone: 610.388.5377