There are many ways students can get involved with the UCF Arboretum. We always try to align students with their major, minor or field of interest to allow students an opportunity to gain experience. Through involvement, students can learn a new skill, share talents with others, work outside in nature, gain valuable hands-on experience, play in the dirt, learn about plants or experience some of Central Florida’s unique ecosystems. Please review the following opportunities:
To Volunteer, Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Call 407-823-3583 to set up a time to meet with our volunteer coordinator. Help the UCF Arboretum run the community organic vegetable & herb garden, manage and restore campus green space, assist in campus landscapes, learn how to give tours, and more. Our volunteers help our Arboretum strengthen and grow. Volunteers help plant, prune, propagate, weed, water, maintain trails, pick up litter, pull out invasive plants, etc. Indoor activities are also available and include making flyers and brochures, website management, and database management. We also love volunteers who come to us with unique and individual talents.
Be sure to bring a water bottle, hat, insect repellent, sunscreen and wear closed-toe shoes and old clothes if you are working outside.
SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Have you been assigned to do service learning for one of your classes? Come complete your hours at the UCF Arboretum. A qualified service learning facility, the Arboretum is conveniently located on campus and can officially sign off on your completed hours. Make an appointment or join us for Garden Friday’s soon!
WORK STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
Have you been alloted a Work-study scholarship form the Federal Government? Come work for the UCF Arboretum! Email us with your resume, class schedule and work-study allotment to set up an interview. If you have not been alloted Federal Aid, speak with Financial Aid to see if you qualify.
INTERNSHIPS AND INDEPENDENT STUDIES OPPORTUNITIES
Need some experience in the Environmental field? Send the UCF Arboretum your resume and a copy of your unofficial degree audit (my UCF) to set up an interview. If you qualify we can bring you on as an intern or issue class credits towards an independent study.