Opportunities at the U.S. Botanic Garden

Employment Opportunities
Job openings can be researched online at the Architect of the Capitol website. Positions are listed under the Architect of the Capitol, the administering agency for the U.S. Botanic Garden.


Volunteer Opportunities
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the United States Botanic Garden! Please see below for a current listing of all volunteer recruitment notices. If you have any questions, contact Maura Nelson. Please check back periodically as volunteer opportunities are posted based on the seasonal needs of the Garden.

Basic volunteer requirements:

  • Background check
  • Fingerprinting
  • Minimum service hour commitment based on volunteer position requirements

USBG Volunteer Program Frequently Asked Questions

Horticulture Volunteers

No current openings at this time.


Public Programs Volunteers

The Public Programs Division is currently recruiting volunteers for the following activities:

Discovery Carts:

  • Quarterly training will be held beginning in February 2015. Please see the activity description to learn more about this exciting opportunity and contact Maura Nelson for application information.

Hands On Plant Science Activities

  • If you are interested in facilitating hands-on encounters with our visiting public, please see the activity description and contact Lee Coykendall for application information.