Botanical Garden of the Piedmont

Melbourne Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901, USA
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Our mission To invite all community members and visitors to engage in nature, to educate and inspire through the beauty and importance of plants, to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being.

Botanical Garden of the Piedmont

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Speakers Bureau Coordinator

Schedule BGP presentations with area organizations and businesses, coordinate with trained speakers, perform follow-up, track and report results. Involves phone calling, emailing, and computer work.
  • One-time, Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Event support, Indoor
  • None

Outreach Ambassadors

Periodically staff the BGP table at local events and venues to create awareness about and support of the garden project by talking it up, disseminating literature, encouraging sign-ups for newsletters and donations to help build the garden, and reporting back results. Some set-up and take-down duties. Occasional weekends required. Must be reliable, outgoing and friendly, and have your own transportation.
  • One-time, Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10)
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • None

Garden Guardians

Want to become a guardian of the Botanical Garden? This group of intrepid volunteers performs vital maintenance work such as weeding existing beds, identifying and managing invasive plants, maintaining paths, and more. Join to help us keep the site a wonderful place for its visitors.   If interested in joining this group, please fill out… See full description
  • Ongoing
  • In-person, Outdoor, Maintenance
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Garden Guide

Garden Guides are a group of volunteers who offer tours of the Garden site and provide information about our future plans for the Garden to the public. To be a Garden Guide, we ask that you be reliable, outgoing, and friendly, and have your own transportation.
The process of becoming a Garden Guide requires three one-hour training sessions held on three consecutive weeks. During Garden Guide training, volunteers will be provided with talking points and FAQs about the Garden, and given coaching and time to practice during these sessions. After “graduating” from the training sessions, Garden Guides work together in teams of two, (not always with the same person). Public tours are currently offered on the 1st  Saturdays of the month at 9:00 from April through November, but additional tours may be added in the Fall. Please contact me at [email protected] if you are interested in training to become a Garden Guide, or if you have any questions. Thanks again for being a BGP volunteer, your interest and support are truly appreciated!
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How you help There are numerous roles volunteers can fill in these formative years based on skills and availability.
About us The Botanical Garden of the Piedmont is a 501c3 organization that is building an urban oasis and community resource for all of Central Virginia. MBG will be an admission-free neighborhood hub and discovery center.
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