Job Opportunities

The Highlands Biological Foundation is recruiting Naturalists to support our 2022 summer programming at the Highlands Nature Center. See job description and application instructions HERE.

*Deadline extended* Applications must be received by March 11, 2022.


The Highlands Botanical Garden is recruiting Botanical Garden Assistants for the 2022 summer season. See job description and application instructions HERE.


Volunteer Opportunities at HBS 

We have lots of volunteer opportunities at the Station! If you have specific interests that are not listed below, please email the Program Assistant to discuss potential opportunities.

All volunteers are required to complete a Volunteer Application, WCU Volunteer Agreement, and COVID release. Please fill them out completely and email them to the Horticultural Specialist ( or drop them off at the HBS Main Office.

Botanical Garden Volunteers

Highlands Botanical Garden needs you — join our intrepid and dedicated group of volunteers!  All levels of experience are welcome — come learn about gardening and landscaping with native plants, or just share your passion for gardening or native plant conservation. Wednesdays are regular volunteer work days, but any schedule can be accommodated.

Adopt-a-Garden Program

Our Adopt-a-Garden program is designed to give volunteers the opportunity to “adopt” one of our many garden areas, such as the Bog Garden, Azalea Walk, or Pollinator Garden. Volunteers would be in charge of tending to their assigned garden each week under the direction of the Horticultural Specialist. Trail maintenance opportunities are available too.

Group Workdays

For more information on volunteering as a group, please email our Horticultural Specialist.