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Spring Pergola Wave Hill


Give of Your Time and Talent

Volunteering at Wave Hill is a rich and rewarding experience. Volunteers offer vital support to our gardens and programs by lending their time and talents. Volunteers also form a strong network and community at Wave Hill, helping our garden culture to grow. Volunteer opportunities are listed here as they become available.

To Apply

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Wave Hill. Please fill out the Volunteer Application and email it to the address below. One of our support staff will reach out to you once they have received the form. You may also fill out or drop off a hard copy of the form at Wave Hill.

Volunteer Garden Guides

Our Guides lead personalized walks and tours for visitors highlighting garden areas, history and the artistry of the Wave Hill gardens. In this active and visible role, Guides enhance the appreciation and enjoyment of the gardens for visitors by sharing information as well as their own stories or experiences. New guides work with a mentor until they are ready to lead walks/tours on their own.

Those interested must be able to attend initial training/orientation on September 28 and October 12, as well as regular meetings on the first Thursday of every month.

Garden Guide Benefits

  • Special access to plant collections, programs and staff, as well as opportunities to socialize with fellow garden enthusiasts
  • Invitations to special events and field trips
  • Personal tours with staff horticulturists, interpreters and arts curators
  • 20% discount in The Café and Shop at Wave Hill
  • 10% discount on program registrations
  • Complimentary parking on days when there is training, or Guides are offering a walk/tour, space permitting
  • Free admission for Garden Guide and one guest to Wave Hill