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Volunteer Gardening

Volunteers are welcome at Vizcaya every Thursday as well as the first and third Saturday of each month, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Click the button below to register and select “other dates” for more date options.

Got questions? Contact our Horticulture department at 305-860-8444 or email us.

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Vizcaya Volunteer Guides

The purpose of the Vizcaya Volunteer Guides (including Greeters) is to serve as ambassadors, promoting awareness of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens by engaging our community and its visitors in learning through the arts, history, and the environment. All Guides support and advance Vizcaya Museum and Gardens’ mission, core values, and educational philosophy. Vizcaya Volunteer Guides advance these ideas by conducting guides tours and providing visitor services engagement with the general public. Vizcaya Volunteer Guides act as interpreters of the museum’s house, gardens, and collections by giving visitors a deeper understanding and appreciation of the museum utilizing techniques of dialogue and inquiry.

Vizcaya Volunteer Greeter

Interested and potential Guides are invited by the Learning Division to serve as Greeters. Greeters welcome guests to Vizcaya offering basic information concerning the museum and wayfinding for visitors. Greeters also assist ticket booth operations including, but not limited to, the distribution of audio tours and other learning materials or resources to visitors. Greeters conduct regular observations of public and reserved tours, throughout the estate, to better ascertain if they would like to enroll in the Volunteer Guide training program. Greeters sign on for a 3 month probationary period to be evaluated by the Adult Learning and Engagement Manager. The Greeter program offers the opportunity for individuals to pursue training to transition to Active Vizcaya Volunteer Guides or to remain in the role of Greeter.

The next Greeter Guide Informational Reception takes place February 8, 2018, 6 – 8 p.m., Register online today!

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  • Complimentary daytime admission to the museum.
  • Ongoing training opportunities, including exclusive programs and materials.
  • Discounts on select Vizcaya public programs and in Vizcaya’s Café and Shop.
  • Interacting with people who share your interest in art, history and the environment.
  • Training

Volunteer Guide Requirements and Applications

Volunteer Greeter Requirements and Applications

Volunteer Guides Scheduling Software

For Current Volunteer Guides