Longwood Gardens promotes a culture of learning, collaboration, and family … and our volunteers are a vital part of the Longwood family.

Our volunteers contribute to the beauty of the Gardens, the success of our programs, and the enjoyment and experience of our guests, all while learning new skills, gaining experience, and having fun while working alongside staff, students, and volunteer colleagues. While beauty is the heart of Longwood … our people are the soul of this place.

  • Opportunities


    With roles from horticulture assistants to interpretive docents, our volunteer opportunities are as unique and varied as our Gardens themselves.

  • Culture & Benefits

    Culture & Benefits

    We provide our volunteers with a variety of benefits and opportunities to learn, grow, and further experience the Gardens.

  • Apply


    Ready to get started? The first step in becoming a Longwood volunteer is submitting a completed volunteer application. Please check back in spring 2024 to apply.

  • Teen Volunteer Program

    Teen Volunteer Program

    Develop leadership skills and explore careers in horticulture while enjoying Teen Volunteer Program benefits and connecting with others in an enriching environment.

Corporate and Community Groups

Longwood Gardens offers several opportunities for corporate and community groups to assist with unique, onsite volunteer projects.

For more information about projects that would provide a meaningful experience for your group, please email:

Lorrie Hamilton,
Director of Volunteer Engagement