Following the ACT Government’s announcement of the ACT’s COVID-19 Pathway Forward, we’re pleased to advise that the Australian National Botanic Gardens, as an ‘outdoor attraction’, is permitted to re-open to the public on 29 October 2021.
We look forward to welcoming visitors back to the Gardens from 29 October 2021 and thank you for your patience and support. We will provide further information about our re-opening plans and ongoing COVID-Safe operational plans in the coming weeks.
For further information about the ACT’s COVID-19 Pathway Forward and COVID-19 response, please visit https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/
The Australian National Botanic Gardens volunteer programs are diverse and contribute to some of the most essential functions at the Gardens. With a wide variety of program positions, there is sure to be one that suits your interests and talents.
The Gardens has been welcoming volunteers since 1985 and values the role and contribution of volunteers.
Front of House Roles
Visitor Centre Volunteers
Offer excellence in customer service, general orientation and assistance to visitors to the Gardens.
Enhance the visitor experience with daily informative tours, covering topics of science, horticulture and site history. Training intake occurs every 2–3 years.
Offer excellence in customer service, engaging and educating visitors about the plants from Australia’s northernmost rainforests.
Back of House Roles
Mount and prepare herbarium specimens (scientific samples of plant material) for storage and future use. Attention to detail essential.
National Seed Bank Volunteers
Process and prepare native plant seeds for conservation and research in the National Seed Bank. Attention to detail essential.
Seasonal activity undertaking field work to collect seeds for the National Seed Bank. Health check essential.
Assist horticulture staff in maintaining and weeding specific areas of the Gardens.
Support the stocktaking of the Living Collection.
Assist the ANBG Librarian to maintain our library and archives collections.
Assist with documenting items and maintaining the photograph collection. Attention to detail essential.
Work on discrete projects requiring specialist skills.
• Rewarding work at a national institution
• Full training and support
• Meet like-minded people and make new friends
• Recognition of your contribution
• Safe and healthy working conditions, including insurance cover
How to volunteer
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