Volunteer opportunities with Kruckeberg Botanic Garden children's programs

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Campers at Kruckeberg
Photo courtesy KBG

Kruckeberg Botanic Garden has opportunities to volunteer with their children's programs. 

Summer Camps
  • Friends in the Forest, July 8-12
  • Backyard Botany, July 15-19
  • Garden Gumshoes, July 22-26
Camps run Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 3:30pm

Each summer camp has a different nature theme and is geared toward a certain age group. 

July 8-12 and 22-26 are camps for kids entering 1st-3rd grade. July 15-19 is for kids entering 4th-6th grade. 

We are looking for volunteer counselors to assist campers during activities, play games, enforce camp rules as needed, and make every camper feel known. 

An extensive knowledge of plants and animals is not required, but volunteers should possess enthusiasm about nature and excitement to work with kids in a naturalistic garden setting. We ask that summer camp volunteers commit to a full camp session (five days), or more if so desired.

Garden Tots

Fridays from 9:30am - 1:15pm
June 7-August 30

Garden Tots is a drop-in program for families with children ages 3-7 years old. It consists of a garden exploration activity and a craft focused on a different nature theme each week.

Volunteers set up materials for the day's activities, check-in families, help with the art project, and clean up. Volunteers should be a welcoming presence in the garden and comfortable interacting with young children and their families. Volunteers can sign up for as many of the dates as they like, but please let us know ahead of time!

Field Trips

2-hour time commitment, at most

Field trips, mostly for preschool through second grade, occur throughout the school year. Volunteers help guide simple activities, based on seasonal field trip themes, at a Garden station through which groups of children rotate. Field trips last for an hour to an hour and a half, depending on the age group. They often begin at 10:30am.


These programs are great opportunities for high school and college students (but others not in those categories are also welcomed). Will consider volunteers ages 14 and older. We provide training to familiarize volunteers with program material.

Interested? Email Jessi via jessi@kruckeberg.org or call 206-546-1281 ext. 70.

More details about Children’s Programs here

Kruckeberg is located at 20312 15th Ave NW, Shoreline 98177



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