Volunteer at The Huntsville Botanical Garden

What is means to be a Children’s Field Trip Docent…

Being out the in the Garden is an incredible experience. The flowers, trees, animal s and so much more make it a new experience every day. Now, there is an even better way to see it…through the eyes of a child.

Field trip Docents have the opportunity to share their love and knowledge of the Garden with school groups that range in age from Pre-K to 12th grade. It can be a leisurely stroll through the garden with the littlest visitors to a specific program about butterflies, trees or seeds.

Even if you are not familiar with our Garden, we will make sure you are comfortable with the trips and the content before we ever put you with a group of students. You will even have the chance to shadow one of our long time volunteers to get first hand observation of how a trip goes.

Some programs offer a very specific path and stops along the way while others are more free flowing allowing you to share whatever it is you love about our Garden with the students.

We have a very busy Spring Season with between 200 and 300 students visiting the Garden daily. Their laughter and joy of experiencing nature up close is guaranteed to leave you with a smile at the end of the day.

Basic Details:
Days: Monday-Friday, with very few weekend events

Hours: Tours from 9:00-11:00am or 11:00-1:00pm with shifts from 8:30-11:30, 10:30-1:30, or 8:30-1:30 You are welcome to do one session a day or stay for the whole day.

Distance: about 2 miles per tour
You will receive details the week prior to the trip with information on the group you are assigned to and

if there are any special circumstances.

If you are interested in getting more information on being Children’s Field Trip Docent contact Misty Hertzig at 256-837-4104 or mhertzig@hsvbg.org.