Volunteering is a fun and rewarding way to be involved and engaged with your community. You'll have a great time serving others and learning more about the world around you. Current volunteers can login to their accounts here.


Don't forget to celebrate Volunteer Recognition Week July 16-21st! Register by July 9 for a special Light of the World Program on Monday, July 16th, or use your volunteer punchcard that whole weeks for special benefits!


Volunteers (Ages 18+)

Thanks for your interest in becoming a Thanksgiving Point Volunteer! Volunteers play an integral part at Thanksgiving Point and serve in the following areas: 

Ashton Gardens
Development & Fundraising
Educational Programs
Signature Events
Volunteer Administrative Programs

Volunteers can:

  • Plant, clean and assist in the maintenance of the Ashton Gardens
  • Help guests learn about our different venues and how they connect to the natural world
  • Assist with the delivery of educational programs
  • Staff our Signature & Fundraising Events
  • Perform clerical duties in a variety of departments
  • Work to receive your certificate hours for Master Gardening
  • And much more!

We accept applications from candidates age 18 years and older. All volunteer applicants are required to participate in an open orientation within 45 days of applying & sign our Volunteer Service Agreement before they are eligible to begin volunteering. Applicants who fail to attend the orientation will have their applications denied and are subject to a one year waiting period before they can re-apply.

For questions, please email

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4-H Growing Leaders

Growing Leaders are teen volunteers at Thanksgiving Point. Enrolled in 4-H, club members have opportunities to learn, serve, and grow. Growing Leaders are encouraged and supported in their individual interests and passions. With multiple museums, classes, and events going on throughout the year, there are so many ways to get involved. Growing Leaders mentor children as summer camp counselors, help run events, take care of the gardens, and other duties based on their interests. For more information, email

Applications will be accepted throughout the year. Applicants must attend the mandatory meeting following their application due date in order to become a Growing Leader. Please refer HERE for application and mandatory meeting dates. We're excited to have you join our team!

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The mission of Thanksgiving Point is to provide transformative family learning. Educational advancement through internships is one of these opportunities. Thanksgiving Point is home to the Museum of Ancient Life, the 55-acre Ashton Gardens, an actual working Farm Country, and the family science Museum of Natural Curiosity. We also host educational classes that range from culinary arts, to horticultural design and agriculture, to science and business. 

 Apply for an internship here.


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