Volunteering at Fairchild
Volunteers let a few hours of their time blossom into a world of new experiences while working in Fairchild's beautiful environment. Fairchild volunteers have been an integral part of the Garden’s history and contribute to every aspect of our operations.
Volunteers learn new skills, make a positive impact in the community and the world and advance Fairchild’s mission through their hands-on support of our programs. Fairchild volunteers have access to a wide range of classes and training opportunities. All active Fairchild volunteers who give a minimum of 30 hours of service a year automatically become part of the Friends of Fairchild, which hosts lectures, field trips and social activities.
Volunteer jobs require a commitment of 3-4 hours per week for a minimum three months. The minimum age for Fairchild Volunteers is 16. Short-term opportunities are available for students requiring community service hours. Once you are a Fairchild Volunteer, you are required to participate in Core Class Training; additional training may be required for specific program areas.
Volunteer Information Days
Volunteer Information Events are held throughout the year to inform Fairchild members and the public about volunteer opportunities and requirements. Following the application and interview process, volunteers are selected for programs based on their experience, skills and availability. In certain program areas a second placement interview is required. The types and numbers of openings for volunteers vary considerably throughout the year.
Upcoming Volunteer Information Days
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Saturday, August 26, 2017 10:00 am - 12 noon
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 10:00 am - 12 noon
Where You Can Volunteer
Volunteer opportunities are available in the following programs areas.
Wings of the Tropics
Volunteer Opportunities for Students
Volunteer Department Staff
Isabel Sanchez Director of Volunteer Services
Niki Saylor Volunteer Services Program Assistance
Paula McNicholas Database and Communications Coordinator
305-667-1651, ext. 3360 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: Monday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.