Internships & Volunteers


Kids' Garden Program

An intern with a couple youth.The Kids' Garden Program provides hands-on educational programming in the areas of gardening, cooking/nutrition, arts, and nature study for a diverse population of young people in the Madison area.

Interns will build their skills as environmental educators and gardeners as they work with youth from area community centers, elementary and high schools, and summer camps. Interns will assist the Kids' Gardening Coordinator in developing, implementing, and evaluating program activities for children in our award-winning organic Kids' Garden, tallgrass prairie, edible landscape, and sugar maple woodland. In addition, interns will gain valuable experience training and supervising volunteers and helping to  maintain and improve the Kids' Garden and the Culinary Arts Outdoor Classroom.


During the nine-week summer program, shifts are generally 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM Monday-Friday (although they may vary slightly depending on the schedules of our partnering organizations). During the five-week spring and six-week fall programs, shifts are generally 12:30-5:30 PM, two days per week (the particular days are dependent on the schedules of our partnering organizations).

Get more information and download a 2014 Internship Application.


There are many ways to volunteer at the Kids' Garden. For details, please visit the Community Groundworks volunteer page or contact Kids' Garden Manager Ginny Hughes.