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Volunteers and Interns

Ecoliteracy at SFUSD: Summer Institute for K-2 Teachers

Join the Botanical Garden community and learn while you help make our programs and Children's Garden great! Volunteer opportunities and paid internships provide hands-on experience with children and gardens.


Children's Walk Guides

Every school year, our Children's Walk Guides introduce young children to the wonders of the natural world, often for the first time. Experience the Botanical Garden through a child's eyes and connect them with the environment through an exploration of the plants and animals that flourish here. Our Children's Walk Guides serve nearly 6,000 schoolchildren grades K-5 every year. Requirements: You must like children and complete one semester of 12-week walk training on consecutive Tuesdays. More information here.


Children's Garden Aides

If you enjoy children and gardening, this is the opportunity for you. Volunteers help school children grades K-3 get acquainted with the natural environment in the Children's Garden. Requirements: able to kneel, shovel, rake, and lift 30 pounds. Days and times are flexible. Sign up here.


Children's Garden Green Team

Get down in the dirt with the Children's Garden Green Team! This new volunteer opportunity is a great way to contribute to the community, taking care of a space that serves thousands of children and their families every year. Bring your enthusiasm, energy, and old blue jeans to the Children's Garden on Saturdays from 10am-1pm. No experience necessary, sign up here.


High School Internships

Looking for a fun job in a setting that will help you grow... and looks great on a college application? The Botanical Garden offers paid Saturday and summer internships for teens with an interest in working outdoors. Work with younger kids and families, take care of the Children's Garden and gain valuable work experience. For more information see the Careers page.


College Internships

Open to college students, recent grads, and those making career transitions, school year and summer internships offer a variety of experiences in the Garden. Gain experience working outdoors with children, families, and junior interns as you plan and conduct programs, maintain and develop the Children's Garden, help teens develop leadership skills and much more. See the Careers page for more information.

SFBGS and San Francisco Recreation and Park Department San Francisco Botanical Garden's beauty and value as a major cultural resource are the result of a successful public/private partnership between San Francisco Botanical Garden Society and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department.

ADMISSION  FREE for Members, SF Residents (with proof of residency) & School Groups | $8 Non-residents | Discounts for Seniors, Families & Children

LOCATED In Golden Gate Park, with entrances at the corner of Ninth Ave. at Lincoln Way (Main Gate) & at MLK Jr. Drive off the Music Concourse (Friend/North Gate) | Phone: (415) 661-1316 | Mail: 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122-2370

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