Volunteer in the Garden

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We welcome all volunteers to the South Carolina Botanical Garden. There are numerous opportunities available, depending on your personal interests, abilities and skills. 


Our volunteer hours are flexible and dependent on your area of interest. Typically, volunteer hours are Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  However, there are also opportunities that can be arranged outside business hours with special events and educational programs

We truly appreciate our volunteers! We host a volunteer luncheon to honor our volunteers who have completed 35 or more hours during the year. Upon completion of 75 volunteer hours, you will receive a 10% discount at the Plant Sale. In addition, these volunteers will be able to attend educational classes to a maximum value of $50.

If you are interested in volunteering at the South Carolina Botanical Garden, please fill out the online forms.  You will be contacted by our landscape manager, Kathy Bridges, to schedule an initial meeting to discuss your interests and availability and to complete the process. Clemson University requires a background check for all volunteers at a cost of $47, and volunteers are responsible for this fee.

General Application Check List

Once we have received your application, Kathy Bridges will set up an appointment to complete the volunteer application process with you. 

Forms you need to complete:


◊ Clemson University background check (cost $47, make checks payable to SCBG). Will be completed with Kathy Bridges.

Clemson University Liability Waiver

 Volunteer Agreement

Student Volunteers/Community Service Volunteers

Hours are available Monday - Friday, 8.30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Please contact Kathy Bridges, with hours available, hours needed and Kathy will arrange to meet you.

You do not need to fill out any forms.