NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Flamingo Gardens Orchidteers
The Flamingo Gardens Orchidteers are a group of volunteers that meet weekly to mount new orchids and care for existing orchids while gaining hands-on experience. Their mission is to develop Florida native and exotic orchid repositories to build awareness, interest, and education at Flamingo Gardens.
Volunteers assist in cataloging, tagging, mounting, fertilizing and watering the vast collection of beautiful species and hybrids located throughout the Arboretum, Wray Lawn, Banyan Lawn, Wildlife area and along the Tram Trail. During the dry season, members also meet on Monday mornings to water the collection. The Orchidteers consist of volunteers from different orchid societies, to Master Gardeners, to orchid aficionados, and novices wanting to learn. Volunteers of all skill levels are welcome to join.
The Orchidteers meet every Thursday at 9:30 am at Flamingo Gardens. If you are interested in joining, please contact the Volunteer Department at:
Gabriella 'Gaby' Ramos
Gaby started volunteering at Flamingo Gardens at the beginning of the summer, and by the time school went back she had put in over 260 hours! Gaby was a frequent volunteer working in our nursery and serving as a docent in the Wray Home museum, where in addition to giving tours, she also helped to transcribe a Spanish language guide. When asked why she volunteers, Gaby says "when you volunteer at Flamingo Gardens, everyone becomes like family. I have learned a lot about nature, but also about public speaking and dealing with all kinds of situations".
Flamingo Gardens volunteers are an integral part of the garden’s history and contribute to every aspect of our operations. We depend on our dedicated volunteers to help us maintain the gardens and facilities. Like History? Become a Wray Home Museum tour guide and meet people from around the world. Like plants and gardening? Help us care for our collection of rare & native plants. Love animals? With devotion and the proper training you can become part of our dedicated animal care volunteers. Good with your hands? Help us out with carpentry, woodwork, and simple repairs.
Please review the detailed information below, then call 954-473-2955 x134 for an appointment to come in and register.
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When you call, be sure to lets us know why you wish to volunteer and mention your areas of interest, talents and special skills.
Flamingo Gardens welcomes volunteers of all ages 12 and above:
Volunteers are typically able to set up a weekly schedule. While some positions require specifics hours, in many areas the Volunteer Department will work with you to set up a schedule that works for you.
Open 7 days a week, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm. Last entry at 4pm.
Call us at (954) 473-2955
Meet Our New Volunteer Coordinator-
Genevieve Areson has joined the Flamingo Gardens team as our new Volunteer Coordinator. She comes with a strong background in Volunteer leadership and fundraising, and 20+ years of non-profit experience. Genevieve's last role as Director of Volunteers for a residential foster care community provided her with the tools necessary to manage and lead our dedicated Flamingo Gardens volunteers in maintaining and preserving the gardens and helping to provide a positive guest experience. Future plans for the Volunteer department include additional volunteer recognition, a fundraising opportunity in line with our mission, and monthly volunteer communications that highlight opportunities as well as a call to action.
Genevieve resides in Pompano Beach with her fiance Marcus and their fur-baby, Toots McGee. She is an avid music lover, and a devoted Dave Matthews Band fan. If she's not at Flamingo Gardens, chances are she's at a concert!
3750 S. Flamingo Rd, Davie, FL 33330-1614
Phone (954) 473-2955
Hours: 9:30am to 5:00pm Monday-Sunday
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