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Volunteer Guides
Guide gives a tour to a group of students

Vizcaya Volunteer Guides (including Greeters) 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 by conducting tours and providing 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 through dialogue and inquiry.

For more information and to apply. click below to download the application.

Volunteer Guide Application
Volunteer Greeters

Interested and potential Guides are invited by the Learning Division to serve as Greeters. Greeters welcome visitors to Vizcaya upon arrival to the house, answer basic questions, explain how they can spend their time during their visit and suggest ways to help preserve Vizcaya’s collections while visiting the house.

Greeters also assist Admissions operations including the distribution and collection of audio tours, and orienting visitors as they begin an audio tour experience. The Greeter program offers the opportunity for individuals to pursue additional training to transition to Active Vizcaya Volunteer Guides.

For more information about becoming a Volunteer Greeter at Vizcaya, please click below for the application or email the Visitor Services Manager at katie.kapczynski@vizcaya.org.

Volunteer Greeter Application
The David A. Klein Orchidarium
Volunteer Gardening
Stone seashell chair in the Secret Garden

There are two opportunities to volunteer with Vizcaya’s team of horticulture experts: 

Vizcaya welcomes volunteers every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to NOON. Click below to register online with Eventbrite.

Register Online


Through Hands on Miami, there are also opportunities to volunteer on the first and third Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to NOON. Click below to visit the Hands on Miami website and register by searching for keyword “Vizcaya.”

Register Online


For company interested in volunteering as a large group, please reach out to Horticulture Manager David Hardy via email to coordinate your visit.

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

Current Volunteer Guides and Greeters

For current Volunteer Guides and Greeters to access their password-protected site.

Children looking at Deering's boating trophies