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Get Involved: Gardens on Spring Creek

Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of the  Gardens on Spring Creek. Volunteer today!

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Butterfly House Volunteer

Volunteering in our Butterfly House is both educational and rewarding! Butterfly House volunteers are responsible for maintaining USDA containment standards, helping to ensure excellent guest experience, and enhance guest takeaways through interpretation and education.


• Welcome all guests, give them a short orientation to the Butterfly House rules and keep track of tickets.

• Make sure the butterflies stay in the house as per the Butterfly House training

• Check guests’ jackets and belongings as they leave to make sure there are no butterflies sneaking out

• Ensure guests are staying on the path and not disturbing the plant material

• Make sure guests are not leaving the House with butterflies

• Helpful and resourceful in meeting guests needs.

• Excellent customer service skills

• Provide interpretive education in the Butterfly House

• Enthusiasm for sharing a love of gardening and the natural world with people of all ages


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Gardens Volunteer

The Purpose of The Gardens on Spring Creek Volunteer Program is to enrich lives of volunteers and community members through our beautiful, curated gardens and outstanding education programs and events; create a financially sustainable workforce; and educate volunteers and guests about environmental stewardship through gardening.

Primary Activities:

  • Perform gardening tasks at a moderate activity level including weeding, mulching, planting, propagating, etc.
  • Assist with special events through various moderate level tasks including ticket scanning, greeting, wayfinding, interacting with public, etc. 
  • Take direction from gardens staff regarding garden and/or greenhouse work
  • Work together as a part of a volunteer team on garden projects or garden events
  • Volunteer opportunities are also available in youth/adult education and butterfly house. Additional training and a background check may be required. 


  • Enthusiasm for sharing a love of gardening and the natural world.
  • Participate in orientation, training programs, and program evaluations.
  • Treat visitors with courtesy and respect.
  • Act in a professional manner, which includes respecting confidences.
  • Be accountable to and supportive of the work at The Gardens on Spring Creek.
  • Verbal communication skills
  • Desire to learn about horticulture
  • A positive attitude
  • Must be able to spend days in inclement weather, on feet, and sometimes lifting objects

Not Accepting Applications

New Volunteer Applications for 2022 Gardens Volunteers are no longer being accepted. Please check back in March 2023 when our Volunteer onboarding will resume. If you are interested in volunteering with the Gardens this fall or winter, please check out our Special Events Volunteer opportunities