Volunteers working in Terrace Garden at Powell Gardens


Learn new things, meet friends, have fun, make a difference…

Volunteers are an integral part of Powell Gardens. Walk around the Gardens and you will see the work of volunteers. Stop at the Tasting Station—you’ll meet a volunteer.  Come to a festival and paint a pot, play a game or buy some popcorn—all thanks to volunteers.

Not only are there a wide variety of jobs, but we also have many ways to get involved.  Come for a weekly shift with a gardening team or choose to work alone filing papers. Come every other week or just for special events. Come with friends or relatives or come alone. Come just for the summer or come year-round. 

In 2015 Powell Gardens volunteers contributed more than 17,000 hours. Retirees, college interns, teens fulfilling community service for school credit, master gardeners and master naturalists all find a place to volunteer at Powell Gardens.

It takes a lot of people working really hard and having some fun at the same time to make Powell Gardens the beautiful place it is. We know you will enjoy volunteering at Powell Gardens and are committed to helping you find the right opportunity for you.



Volunteer Perks

As a Powell Gardens' volunteer, you receive free admission any time you come to the Gardens. Volunteers also receive member discounts on classes and in the gift shop and are special guests at several volunteer appreciation events throughout the year.

Current Opportunities

Explore some of our current volunteer opportunities here or contact Volunteer Coordinator Connie Harclerode at 816-697-2600 x304 for more information. 

Volunteer Application

If you're ready to sign up, simply fill out this form and we will be in touch!

Did you know? Many companies offer volunteer grant programs, also known as “Dollars for Doers”? Through these programs, companies provide monetary donations to eligible nonprofits such as Powell Gardens as a way to recognize employees or retired employees who volunteer.