One of the great strengths of the Garden is our talented and hardworking group of hundreds of volunteers who assist in many different areas within the daily and seasonal functions of Airlie. Our dedicated volunteers enjoy the beauty of nature, while playing an important role the protection and preservation of New Hanover County’s historic garden. Volunteering at the Garden provides an opportunity to meet people with similar interests and give the community the gift of your time. The Garden is always looking for new volunteers to join the team. Airlie Gardens volunteers must be 16 years of age or older.
- Garden Guide- Trained in the history/horticulture/ecology of Airlie Gardens, gives walking tours to pre-scheduled groups.
- Grounds: Thursday at 9am, performs gardening tasks within the garden, always directed by Airlie staff.
- Tram Driver: Drives accessibility Tram through the garden for guests, optional training in history/horticulture/ecology. Age requirement 25 years or older. Background and Drivers check required.
- Events: Assist with our special events: ticketing, parking, greeting, etc. Events include: Concerts, Oyster Roast, Enchanted Airlie, NHC resident Free Day & Family Fun Night.
- Gift Shop/Clerical: Gift shop, membership & ticket sales, orient guests to the Airlie experience, use of cash register and credit card machine.
- Environmental Programs: Assisting with habitat or lifecycle interpretation during special events, staffing for booths at relevant outreach festivals, and assisting with maintenance in our “bug zoo” and butterfly house. Specialized training and background checks are required.
Fill out form below to request more information, or contact Flo Berry, Guest Services Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org / 910-798-7566.
Click here for a printable Volunteer Application Form.