The Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation


Landscape Volunteer Opportunities at The Florida Botanical Gardens

Do you like the feel of dirt in your hands? Landscape volunteer opportunities at the Florida Botanical Gardens involve working in a group to assist the Parks Department staff in landscape maintenance here. This work is outdoors in the garden landscape and requires the ability to perform normal garden tasks such as planting, mulching, weeding, pruning and other gardening tasks.

We have volunteer opportunities Monday through Thursday from 8 AM to noon. 

Monday General Landscape
Tuesday Herb Garden
Tropical Fruit Garden
Wednesday General Landscape
Native Plant Garden
Thursday General Landscape
Butterfly Garden

For more information contact Richard Berube 727-582-2247 ( All FBG volunteers must be registered with Pinellas County Volunteer Services. To get started go to 

Gift Shop Volunteers

Working for the FBG Foundation Gift Shop is a low-stress opportunity, in a beautiful place, with wonderful people.  As a volunteer, you conduct sales transactions, help customers, and interact as a “goodwill ambassador” for the Gardens and the Foundation.  Year-round residents are preferred, as we need the consistency.  All sales proceeds benefit the Gardens. 

The gift shop is in the lobby of the Pinellas County Building, located at 12520 Ulmerton Road in Largo.

The day is divided into two shifts:  10 am to 1:30 pm and 1:30 to 5PM.  A commitment of one shift per week is required.  During our annual Holiday Lights in the Garden (the day after Thanksgiving to December 30, the shop is open in the evening from 5 pm to 9:30 pm.  Gift Shop volunteers are asked to pick two to three evening shits to help during this event.

No previous sales experience is required, but reliability is extremely important to our success.

Please contact our gift shop manager, Stacey Zidi, at 727-582-2251 or

Volunteer at the Holiday Lights in the Garden Event.

It’s a lot of fun!  From the day after Thanksgiving to December 30 the Gardens come alive from 5:30pm to 9:30pm with over a million LED lights.  It is our biggest annual fund raising event and you can be part of it as a greeter or sales person. Greeters are needed at one of our four entrances to accept donations from our visitors, stamp hands, give directions and make folks feel welcomed.  The sales persons make sales from our outdoor gift cart which is full of fun things for children and those who are young at heart. Call 582-2117 and leave your name and phone number or email us at

Other Volunteer Opportunities

The FBG Foundation is looking for people with experience in marketing, various software programs, philanthrophy, finance and more. Please contact us at 727-581-2117 or