Volunteers play a crucial role at Ladew Gardens, lending a hand in various capacities in almost all of our departments, whether working with the public or behind the scenes. Through their efforts, volunteers contribute to the beauty of the gardens, the success of our educational programs & special events, the enjoyment and experience of our visitors. Our volunteers are highly valued members of the Ladew family.


We offer numerous volunteer opportunities for garden lovers of all ages, abilities, and interests. Chances are, we have volunteer jobs you will enjoy at the activity and involvement level you desire. As a Ladew volunteer, you’ll spend time with our talented and dedicated staff, and with other wonderful volunteers. You’ll delight in and share our visitors’ enthusiasm for this wondrous place.


Become a Ladew Gardens Volunteer!

Learn About Volunteering at Ladew
| Friday, March 31st | 10am – 11am or Saturday, April 1st | 10am – 11am

Join us for an introductory session where you will meet staff members from our Admission, Education and Horticulture departments who will speak to you about the numerous opportunities for volunteers here at the Gardens. View a PowerPoint presentation for an overview of the invaluable ways that volunteers contribute to Ladew - from helping maintain the gardens or Nature Walk trail, to leading school fieldtrips or adult tours, to assisting with special events, and much more. 

If interested, please register to attend by March 27th by contacting our Volunteer Coordinator, Lori Spencer, at 410-557-9570 ext 224 or


Teach Children about Nature: Volunteer Training Course 

Tuesday, April 11, Friday, April 14, Friday, April 21, Tuesday, April 25 | 9 am – 12:00 pm

Train to become a tour leader for children’s school field trips. Learn about plants and animals of the gardens, general ecology concepts, and outdoor teaching techniques. Free registration. Background checks required. 

To register, or for more details about the training dates & requirements, contact Sheryl Pedrick at 410.557.9570, x226 or