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Gardens need people to bring them to life! Volunteers are an essential part of the growth, purpose and beauty of the Gardens. Volunteers bring their interests, energy, knowledge and passion to the Gardens, helping visitors by:

  • offering information
  • guiding tours and leading education programs
  • maintaining gardens
  • promoting membership
  • enriching each visitor’s experience

We welcome you to expand your knowledge of the natural world and help each visitor find inspiration, enjoyment and a stronger connection to Duke Gardens.

Adult Volunteer Opportunities

Due to limited opportunities at this time, Duke Gardens is not accepting new volunteer applications. We appreciate your interest in joining our Volunteer Program.  Please check back later to apply.


Student Volunteer Opportunities

Students must be 16 or older to volunteer at Duke Gardens.

2024 Summer Camp Student Volunteers

Do you enjoy mentoring young children and leading them in learning activities outdoors? If so, we encourage you to learn more about Duke Gardens summer camp program and apply to be a summer camp student volunteer.  Please note: High school students must be at least 16 years old by June 2024 to apply. Please email to request a summer camp volunteer application.

2024 Terrace Gift Shop Student Volunteers

We will be seeking student volunteers to assist at the Terrace Gift Shop from March to December 2024. Please check back in March to see our available student volunteer opportunities at the gift shop.


Please email us at or call us at 919.668.3694. Thank you for your interest!

As we transition to our new volunteer management system, Better Impact, current volunteers please email with any questions related to recording service hours. 


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