The Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation

Volunteer

Landscape Volunteer Opportunities at The Florida Botanical Gardens

Landscape volunteer opportunities at the Florida Botanical Gardens involve working in a group that assists the Parks Department staff to maintain the landscape at the Florida Botanical Gardens. This work is outdoors in the garden landscape and requires the ability to perform normal garden tasks such as mulching, weeding and planting new plants.

We have volunteer opportunities Monday through Thursday from 8 AM to noon. 

Monday General Landscape
Tuesday Herb Garden
Tropical Fruit Garden
Wednesday General Landscape
Native Plant Garden
Thursday General Landscape
Butterfly Garden

For more information contact Richard Berube 727-582-2247 (rberube@co.pinellas.fl.us) or visit the Pinellas County Volunteer Services web site at www.pinellascounty.org/volserv/ .  The Florida Botanical Gardens is located at 12520 Ulmerton Rd., Largo FL 33774. A second entrance is located at 12211 Walsingham Rd., Largo FL 33774.

Volunteer at the Holiday Lights in the Garden Event.

It’s a lot of fun!  From the day after Thanksgiving to December 31 the Gardens come alive from 5:30pm to 9:30pm with over 750,000 LED lights.  It is our biggest fund raising event of the year and you can be part of it as a greeter or sales person. Greeters are needed at one of our three entrances and to accept donations from our visitors, stamp hands, manage the visitor count, give directions and make folks feel at home.  The sales person makes sales from our outdoor gift cart which is full of fun things for children and those who are young at heart.

Gift Shop Volunteers

Working for the FBG Foundation Gift Shop is a low-stress opportunity, in a beautiful place, with wonderful people.  As a volunteer, you will conduct sales transactions, help the customers, and interact with visitors as a “goodwill ambassador” for the Gardens and the Foundation.  Year-round residents are preferred, as we need the consistency.  All proceeds from the sales benefit the Gardens. 

The gift shop is located in the foyer of the Pinellas County Building, located in the parking lot of the Botanical Gardens at 12520 Ulmerton Road in Largo.

The day is divided into two shifts:  10 am to 1:30 pm and 1:30 to 5PM.  A commitment of one shift per week is required.  During our annual Holiday Lights in the Garden (the day after Thanksgiving to December 31, the shop is open in the evening from 5 pm to 9:30 pm.  Gift Shop volunteers are asked to pick two to three evening shits to help during this event.

No previous sales experience is required, but reliability is extremely important to our success.

Please contact our gift shop manager, Stacey Ziti at 727-582-2251 or szidi@pinellascounty.org

Other Volunteer Opportunities

The FBG Foundation is looking for professionals with experience in marketing, attracting sponsorships for the Holiday Lights in the Garden Event, point of sale (POS) systems and computer technology.  

Please contact FBG Foundation President, Terry Berube at 727-581-2117 or tberube@pinellascounty.org