Thank you for your interest in becoming a Thanksgiving Point Volunteer! 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. Volunteers play an integral part at Thanksgiving Point. We offer different types of volunteer opportunities for all kinds of people all over Thanksgiving Point. As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to earn different incentives such as discounts, tickets, special activities, and more! Current volunteers can login to their accounts here



Volunteers (Ages 18+)

Volunteer opportunities are limited at this time. Questions? Please email

Thanksgiving Point volunteers have the opportunity to volunteer in many different areas across property.  Choose one area or try them all! 



ASHTON GARDENS – Whether you are a novice gardener, a master gardener, or someone who wants to learn – come join us in the garden! Learn more HERE.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS – Come support our Education Department as they offer our guests transformative learning experiences at the different venues. 

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES– Join our Signature Experiences team as they manage activities and educational opportunities related to the many events here at Thanksgiving Point. 

VOLUNTEER ADMINISTRATIVE PROGRAMS - Share your office skills to help keep our programs up and running.  

DEVELOPMENT AND FUNDRAISING – Work closely with our Development & Fundraising Team to create partnerships and work on our annual gala and golf tournament. 


For more information email: 

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Docents are trained volunteers who provide educational services for our guests. The role of a docent is three-fold:

1. Serve as hosts, to provide a welcoming atmosphere. In many cases they are our venue’s “front-line” representatives.
2. Serve as interpreters of the museum’s exhibitions, helping to give the visitor a deeper understanding and appreciation the venue in which they serve.
3. Assist in preserving the collections by providing auxiliary security in exhibition areas.

The following characteristics make a good docent:

  • A sincere and genuine interest in people of all ages.
  • A love for and excitement about learning and teaching.
  • An attitude of tolerance and respect for all people’s points of view.

Click on the job description to learn more about each docent opportunity. Click on the application to print and mail or bring into our office. 

Butterfly Biosphere:

Ashton Gardens 

Farm Country (Coming Soon)
Museum of Ancient Life (Coming Soon)

For more information email:

4-H Growing Leaders

Volunteer opportunities are limited at this time. Questions? Please email

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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Internships are currently closed. Check back soon for more information!

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.  



Group Volunteers

Whether you are looking for a team building opportunity or just want to serve we would love to help create the perfect volunteer opportunity for your group.  This could be a one time service opportunity for your office, church, youth, or family group. Please fill out our group volunteer request form. We have projects ranging from painting fences to planting tulips! 

Group Volunteer opportunities are currently unavailable at this time. Check back soon for more information!


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