Ambassador program

Ambassadors inspire and encourage garden visitors to explore, learn, and appreciate Stoneleigh: a natural garden.

If you enjoy meeting new people; engaging with the public; speaking to small groups; and sharing information about plants, gardens, and history, this volunteer program may be for you.

Stoneleigh Ambassadors participate in five, half-day training sessions (held annually in late winter) at Stoneleigh in which they learn everything from the history of Stoneleigh and Natural Lands, to native plants and ecological horticulture, to guest relations practices.

Upon graduation from the program, Ambassadors volunteer their time welcoming visitors to the garden, leading tours, and supporting special events. They commit to serving at least two, four-hour shifts each month at Stoneleigh. (Shifts are available April through November, Tuesday through Sunday, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm.)

The Stoneleigh Ambassador program is part of Natural Lands’ Force of Nature® volunteer program, which connects people to the outdoors through dedicated service to Natural Lands.

Stoneleigh Ambassadors Class of 2020 training schedule:

  • Thursday, January 30, 2020, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, February 13, 2020, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, February 27, 2020, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 12, 2020, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 26, 2020, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (with graduation celebration)

Please note that the application deadline for Stoneleigh Ambassadors Class of 2020 was December 31, 2019, and the online application is now closed.

Need more info? Email Sam Nestory or call her at 610-716-4128.