Volunteer at the Conservatory

Garfield Park Conservatory is always looking for energetic, dedicated adults to lend a hand in our gardens and programs like beekeeping, composting and family programs. If you are someone who enjoys sharing your passion for plants with people or someone who just likes to get your hands dirty – we probably have a volunteer opportunity for you! Most of our opportunities have a minimum time commitment, but our volunteer positions are flexible and accessible by a variety of busy adults. Contact our Volunteer Program Coordinator, with any questions!

Current volunteers can log-in to schedule a shift here.

Nonprofit & Service Groups


Volunteer, nonprofit & service groups can help out around the gardens or at a special event. Interested in scheduling an adult group volunteer opportunity? Complete the Group Request form or contact our Volunteer Program Coordinator.

Corporate Volunteer Groups


Interested in planning an office volunteer outing?
Complete the Group Request form under our Volunteer Groups section above or contact our Volunteer Coordinator. Please note that we kindly request a minimum donation of $250 to offset the costs of our project supplies and staff time. Check out our Corporate Partners page for more information on how to get involved with our organization!

Youth Volunteers


Our program is designed for adult (18+) volunteers. Volunteers ages 16 or 17 may volunteer alongside a responsible adult. We also have opportunities through select partner schools.