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Kentucky Children's Garden Volunteer Training on Zoom

Date: July 20th

Time: 6-7 pm KCG Training Update on Zoom- Required for returning and new KCG volunteers.

7-8 pm Intro to Best Practices for Interacting with Children on Zoom- Required for new KCG Volunteers  

Description:  Are you interested in volunteering in the Kentucky Children’s Garden? The Arboretum and the University of Kentucky require all volunteers to complete specialized training and a background check prior to working with children or in the Kentucky Children’s Garden (KCG). Returning KCG volunteers must attend a 1-hour KCG Virtual Training Update on Zoom. This update will be especially important as we will be covering new policies put in place to protect our visitors, staff, and volunteers from COVID-19.  New KCG volunteers must attend the KCG Training Update and a 1-hour Introduction to Best Practices for Interacting with Children. Get signed up so you can join us in the KCG!

Cost: Free 

Age: Anyone can join but minors must be accompanied by an adult. 

Registration: Call (859) 257-6955 or email