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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 as well as the first and third Saturday of each month. All volunteer activities take place from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


Hands on Miami | Activities taking place on the second and fourth Thursday as well as the first and third Saturday each month are organized through Hands on Miami.
Please click below to see a full schedule and register below.

Register Online

Additional Dates | For volunteer opportunities on the first and third Thursday of each month, please click below to see a full schedule and register on Eventbrite.

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.



For the safety of all participants, volunteers are required to adhere to the following regulations: 

  • All volunteers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Social distancing of 6 feet is required at all times with the exception of families
  • Gloves will be provided. When possible, it is appreciated for volunteers to bring their own
  • Highly recommended for volunteers to bring water bottles, sun lotion and insect repelling.
  • To minimize touch points, the work will not require tools or sharing of any items.
Current Volunteer Guides and Greeters

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

Children looking at Deering's boating trophies