Thank you for your interest in becoming a Thanksgiving Point Volunteer! Volunteering is a fun and rewarding way to be involved and engaged with your community. You’ll have a great time serving others and learning more about the world around you. Volunteers play an integral part at Thanksgiving Point. We offer different types of volunteer opportunities for all kinds of people all over Thanksgiving Point. As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to earn different incentives such as discounts, tickets, special activities, and more! Current volunteers can login to their accounts here



Volunteers (Ages 18+)

Thanksgiving Point volunteers have the opportunity to volunteer in many different areas across property.  Choose one area or try them all! 

ASHTON GARDENS – Whether you are a novice gardener, a master gardener, or someone who wants to learn – come join us in the garden! 

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS – Come support our Education Department as they offer our guests transformative learning experiences at the different venues. 

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES– Join our Signature Experiences team as they manage activities and educational opportunities related to the many events here at Thanksgiving Point. 

VOLUNTEER ADMINISTRATIVE PROGRAMS - Share your office skills to help keep our programs up and running.  

DEVELOPMENT AND FUNDRAISING – Work closely with our Development & Fundraising Team to create partnerships and work on our annual gala and golf tournament. 

For more information email: 


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Docents are trained volunteers who provide educational services for our guests. The role of a docent is three-fold:

1. Serve as hosts, to provide a welcoming atmosphere. In many cases they are our venue’s “front-line” representatives.
2. Serve as interpreters of the museum’s exhibitions, helping to give the visitor a deeper understanding and appreciation the venue in which they serve.
3. Assist in preserving the collections by providing auxiliary security in exhibition areas.

The following characteristics make a good docent:

  • A sincere and genuine interest in people of all ages.
  • A love for and excitement about learning and teaching.
  • An attitude of tolerance and respect for all people’s points of view.

Check back for more information on Docent Application availability.


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4-H Growing Leaders

Growing Leaders is a 4-H club where teens can volunteer and learn leadership skills at Thanksgiving Point. Growing Leaders are encouraged and supported in pursuit of their individual interests and passions.

Growing Leaders meet monthly as well as volunteer in the museums throughout the month. Teens may also help with events, classes, and many other opportunities.

Applications are accepted throughout the year. The Growing Leaders program has a 25 dollar fee. Growing Leaders will also enroll in 4-H for 10 dollars.

For more information, email

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The mission of Thanksgiving Point is to provide transformative family learning. Educational advancement through internships is one of these opportunities. Thanksgiving Point is home to the Museum of Ancient Life, the 55-acre Ashton Gardens, an actual working Farm Country, and the family science Museum of Natural Curiosity. We also host educational classes that range from culinary arts, to horticultural design and agriculture, to science and business. 

Contact for current internship information. 


Group Volunteers

Whether you are looking for a team building opportunity or just want to serve we would love to help create the perfect volunteer opportunity for your group.  This could be a one time service opportunity for your office, church, youth, or family group. Please fill out our group volunteer request form. We have projects ranging from painting fences to planting tulips! 


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