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Gift Shop Volunteer

Make an environmental difference by volunteering in our Gift shop! We offer a wide array of framed butterflies and insects, books, games, toys, apparel, jewelry, lotions, stationery, and decorative items, snacks and much more.
Jun 22, 2019  11:00AM
3.5 Hours
1 Shifts Available
Volunteers Who Stepped Up
  • Moulya  Krishnappa

More Details

Located in Dallas' historic Fair Park, Texas Discovery Gardens is a year-round organically maintained urban oasis filled with natural wonders. We have 7.5 acres featuring native and adapted plants, as well as a climate controlled Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium, featuring tropical butterflies.

Family festivals, free admission days, and our extensive (and growing) EarthKeepers student education program introduce children and adults to natural outdoor learning experiences.

We are the first public garden in the state of Texas to be certified 100% organic by the Texas Organic Research Center. The gardens are maintained using sustainable methods that conserve water and help to protect the environment.

At family events offered throughout the year, children and parents can share the experience of being amazed and inspired by nature's intricate web of life. Gardening workshops and guided tours provide expert advice on using native and adapted plants to create backyard habitats for butterflies, birds and other native wildlife.

At Texas Discovery Gardens, discover a wealth of information on ways to restore, conserve and preserve natural environments in urban areas.

GIFT SHOP VOLUNTEER

A visit to Texas Discovery Gardens is not complete without a stop at our Gift shop! We offer a wide array of framed butterflies and insects, books, games, toys, apparel, jewelry, lotions, stationery, and decorative items, snacks and much more—truly something for everyone!


What should you be doing at this location? Whatever our GiftShop staff says! J You may be folding shirts, dusting, arranging products, etc.

Why are you important? The GiftShop is an important revenue stream for the Gardens. By making sure our shop looks sharp and keeping theft to a minimum, you are increasing our income!

This job is a good fit if you…

  • Have good observational skills.
  • Are able to stand on your feet for most of your shift. You can use a chair if you really need to, but walking through the GiftShop is preferred to encourage sales and prevent theft
  • Great for people with retail backgrounds or for young people wanting to gain work experience!

HOW TO VOLUNTEER

  1. Apply online at www.txdg.org/volunteer 
  2. Attend a New Volunteer Orientation (invitation will be sent after application is processed) 
We look forward to you joining the Texas Discovery Gardens team!

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