Thank you for your interest in helping the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens! Volunteers are a crucial component in the operation of this special place. Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens offers a wide range of stewardship and interpretive volunteer opportunities. 

Our stewardship volunteers help maintain the ponds and keep the park beautiful for visitors. Our Park Greeter volunteers orient visitors and help develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for the park history and native flora and fauna. 

Volunteering at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is a great way to meet others, as well as a fun and rewarding way to spend the day. We encourage you to share photos of your volunteer experience at Kenilworth. Please tag @kenaqgardens on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and use #kenilworthaquaticgardens. 

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens provide a great team-building experience for your school while providing a valuable service to the only national park dedicated to aquatic plants. With advance planning, we have the capacity to host 100+ volunteers – so bring your whole grade! Learn more with this Service Learning Flyer.

Ways to Volunteer

Stewardship Volunteers

These activities require the ability to kneel, squat, lift, and perform routine gardening and clean up functions over a period of three hours – sometimes in warm, cold, or rainy weather.   View Stewardship Volunteer Opportunities

Park Greeters

Park Greeters help orient visitors and help visitors develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and the plethora of plants and animals who call this place home. View Park Greeter Opportunities

Small Group Volunteers

Our group volunteer programs are a great team-building experience for corporate groups, community organizations, youth groups, and schools.  View Small Group Volunteer Opportunities

Bird Walk Guides

 Consider volunteering one weekend day a month with the National Park Service by giving a bird tour at the park! This park is one of the best places to view woodland and wetland birds, and we would love to introduce this amazing aspect of the park to more folks. View Bird Guide Volunteer Opportunities