Visitor Services Volunteers

Visitor Services Volunteers

Visitor Services Volunteers are often Descanso Gardens visitors first point of contact and are critical to the guest experience. These volunteers provide friendly, informed service by staffing the Visitor Center, the Boddy House, Sturt Haaga Gallery and the Enchanted Railroad. People with an interest in customer service, horticulture, history or art will be successful in Visitor Services.

Visitor Center Volunteer Qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm for Descanso Gardens and all it has to offer.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Basic computer skills required.
  • Ability to handle visitor issues in a positive proactive manner.
  • Training will be provided.

Schedule:

  • A minimum of six hours per month of volunteer service.
  • Morning and afternoon shifts available daily.

Boddy House & Sturt Haaga Gallery Volunteer Qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm for Descanso Gardens and all it has to offer.
  • Ability to learn and share Descanso’s historical facts with Gardens visitors.
  • Gallery volunteers require the ability to engage visitors with exhibits.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication and skills required.
  • Training will be provided.

Schedule:

  • A minimum of six hours per month of volunteer service is required.
  • Morning and afternoon shifts available six days per week.

Enchanted Railroad Qualifications:

  • Station Master Volunteers require excellent communication skills to greet Gardens guests and take tickets.
  • Conductor Volunteers require the ability to ride on the caboose to ensure passenger safety.
  • Training will be provided.

Schedule:

  • Three-hour shifts on weekend mornings and afternoons are available.
  • A minimum of two monthly shifts are required per month.
  • Weekday shifts are available as needed during summer and holiday periods.

 

VOLUNTEER INTEREST

Yes! I’m interested in being a Visitor Services Volunteer!

Please email us at volunteer@descansogardens.org, and our volunteer coordinator will be in touch.