Youth Ambassadors Program

Bookworm Gardens has a terrific opportunity for enthusiastic, energetic and responsible middle and high school students! The Youth Ambassadors Program consists of Youth Volunteers and Youth Interns who provide valuable support for the mission of Bookworm Gardens-to enrich the mind, body, and spirit of the young and the young at heart through exploration in a garden environment based on children’s literature. Applications are on-going for Youth Volunteers. Applications are now closed for 2019 Youth Interns.

Connect with Karen at with questions.



youth Volunteers

  • Available to volunteer for a minimum of five garden activities or events between June - October

  • Entering at least 6th grade (or age 11)

  • Assists with educational programming, garden maintenance and special events

  • Provides own transportation

  • Variable hours


Youth Interns

  • Paid internship (small stipend)

  • Assists with a minimum of 2 weeks of summer camp programming

  • Entering at least 9th grade (or age 14)

  • Available 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Prior volunteer experience at the Gardens required

  •  Interview may be required. Applications now closed for Summer 2019.


Why volunteer at the Gardens?

The Youth Ambassador Program will provide students with opportunities to:
•    Foster positive relationships with preschool and elementary-age children
•    Assist with and develop garden programming
•    Promote stewardship between the community and Bookworm Gardens
•    Build confidence, leadership, and public speaking skills
•    Develop horticulture skills
•    Engage in effective communication, goal setting, and project planning

Applications can be emailed to Bookworm Gardens (1415 Campus Drive, Sheboygan WI 53081) or emailed to For more information about participating in the Youth Ambassadors Program, please contact Karen Shircel, Education Specialist- or 920-287-7895. We look forward to having you join the fun this summer at the Gardens!