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SC Botanical Garden

Volunteer in the Garden

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! Upon completion of 75 volunteer hours, you will receive a 10% discount at the Plant Sale. If you become a Friend of the Garden too, you can shop early with your additional discount at the Friend's Plant Sale.

If you are interested in volunteering at the South Carolina Botanical Garden, please fill out the online forms. 

General Application Checklist

Forms you need to complete:

 Application (at right)

 Clemson University Liability Waiver

◊ Volunteer Agreement

In addition to submitting a completed digital application, please email your completed Liability Waiver and Volunteer Agreement to Allison Kelly,

You will be contacted to schedule an initial meeting to discuss your interests and availability and to complete the process.

NOTE: Clemson University requires a background check for all volunteers.

Student Volunteers/Community Service Volunteers

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

Please contact Jamie Rutherford, ( with hours available and hours needed, and he will arrange to meet you.

You do not need to fill out any forms.

Volunteer Application

Student/Community Service Volunteers, don't complete this form. Please read this note first.

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