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Visitor Services Front Desk Volunteer

Mission : Queens Botanical Garden is an urban oasis where people, plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs and demonstrations of environmental stewardship.

Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) is a private non-profit cultural institution located on 39 acres of New York City public land in Flushing, New York. The Garden serves nearly 200,000 visitors each year; a visitor survey reveals that 75% of all visitors speak a language other than English at home. This fact underscores the importance of the cultural vision and the challenges and opportunities QBG faces daily in creating programs, exhibits and landscapes that serve the needs of people in one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the nation. The Garden has committed itself to addressing the complex and ever changing needs of its diverse community and to being the place where people, plants and cultures meet.

The Visitor Services & Maintenance department is looking for energetic, enthusiastic individuals with some computer skills.

The front desk volunteer will:

  • Answer phones
  • Greet Garden visitors
  • Assist customers with purchases and promote membership
  • Assist with opening and closing of the QBG store when needed
  • Assist in reconciling register receipts
  • Unpack, price and display merchandise in the QBG store
  • Must commit to scheduled shifts
  • Shifts are Mon- Fri 7:30a- 4:00pm. (4-4.5 hour shifts)
  • Assist with data entry as needed
  • May be asked to work special events on weekends
  • Assist with community outreach
  • Assist with Gift Shop inventory.  

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