Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

About the Wildflower Center

“The University of Texas at Austin Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is the Botanic Garden of Texas. The Center promotes its mission to inspire the conservation of native plants through its internationally recognized sustainable gardens, education and outreach programs, research projects, and consulting work.”

Volunteer Opportunities

  • For Individuals:
    • Garden: Work mornings only in the Center’s gardens, greenhouses, and other designated areas to assist with planting, weeding, mulching, watering, pruning, and propagation.
    • Natural Areas: Work to maintain the Texas Arboretum as well as Wildflower Center trail systems. Duties include mulching, raking, weeding, trail maintenance, and tree care.
    • Youth and Family Education: Help develop curriculum for the Center’s children’s programs, greet guests to the Little House, assist in preparing educational materials, or supervise learning stations.
    • Docents: A special group of trained volunteers who represent the Center to the public. Docents complete a two-part learning program that combines classroom and field study. This training is only offered every other year.
    • Gift Store: Assist customers, unpack and stock merchandise, and work the cash register. Ideally, work a weekly three-hour shift during the week or on weekends.
    • Events and Special Projects: Help with one of the Center’s festivals or seasonal seminars.
    • Fauna Survey: Record weekly animal and insect sightings, discuss these creatures’ identification, and watch their behaviors. Only available Thursday mornings.
  • For Groups: The Center will organize one-day volunteer opportunities for corporate groups, teams, and service organizations.
  • For Community Service: Individuals can volunteer at the Center to fulfill court-ordered community service or school-required community service.

Volunteer Requirements

The Wildflower Center does not have volunteer requirements listed on their website.

To apply to be a volunteer, go to the Wildflower Center’s Volunteer page.

Or visit their homepage:

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Locations

Volunteer Opportunities by Interest

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