What are the benefits?
In addition to earning service hours, all SAGE students will develop job skills like public speaking, horticultural knowledge, education and more. All students have the opportunity to attend off-site field trips to get a behind-the-scenes look at sites within the Missouri Botanical Garden network. Returning students will have the opportunity to develop special projects and programs as part of the program. All participants will build relationships with the staff and other students that last a lifetime.
What are the expectations?
All students are required to attend one orientation session and two continuing education sessions throughout the program's duration. All first-year students must complete at least 50 hours of service including training. Returning students who opt in to the SAGE II level of the program must complete at least 60 hours of service including training, and third year students who opt in to the Senior SAGE level must complete at least 70 hours. All students will be asked to treat their volunteer shifts in a professional manner; they are expected to be on-time, respectful and communicate with the Garden staff about any relevant issues with scheduling, programming, etc.