Nature Education Volunteer Training Programme 2024


The Nature Education Volunteer Training Course is designed to offer comprehensive training for individuals passionate about engaging in nature education activities at Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG). Through a carefully curated series of experiential activities and ecological tour training, participants will acquire valuable knowledge in environmental conservation, as well as teaching and tour guiding skills.

Upon successful completion of the training and assessment, participants will be officially recognised as volunteers, entrusted with the responsibility of leading and guiding various nature education activities within the park. Additionally, volunteers will have the unique opportunity to partake in a diverse range of transformational workshops, meditation experiences and natural art activities. These activities aim to restore harmony to the body and mind, fostering tranquillity and enabling a holistic and healthy lifestyle.

Introduction to:

  • KFBG education programmes
  • KFBG’s fauna conservation, flora conservation and programmes
  • Environmental interpretation and facilitation skills
  • Environmental art activities
  • Mindfulness experience

Target Group
People who are…

  • Aged 18 to 68 (retired citizens, working people and students are welcome)
  • Nature lovers
  • Willing to commit as volunteers for various nature education and nature art programmes, including the guided tours
  • Able to and enjoy work in an outdoor environment
  • Able to present and communicate clearly and engagingly
  • Able to speak and listen to fluent Cantonese and basic English
  • Able to attend the full six-day training course

Requirement and Commitment
Applicants who successfully pass the interview must attend all six days’ (full-day) training, pay a deposit of HK$1,500, pass the assessments, and commit to volunteering for 60 hours within one year. If the trainee can fulfil these requirements and commitments, the deposit will be fully refunded.



16, 24, 25 or 30 January 2024, 9:30am to 4:45pm
Six-day training with exams (written and oral) 27 February 2024
5, 12, 19, 26 March 2024
2 April 2024
Fallback date: 9 April 2024 (every Tuesday, 9:30am to 4:30pm)
Observation and exam (oral) April to August 2024
Volunteer service & continuous training April 2024 to April 2025

No. of Trainees

Please submit an online application form at on or before 26 January 2024.

An invitation to attend interview will be emailed to selected applicants on or before 30 January 2024, otherwise the application can be considered as not selected for training. All personal data of non-selected candidates will be deleted after six months.

Sharing from Existing Volunteers
‘I have been a Nature Education Volunteer since 2014, and I have assisted in leading guided tours, art workshops, tree planting activities, and various educational programmes. Among these, the most meaningful aspect is promoting KFBG's mission and vision, teaching the younger generation how to live harmoniously with the environment and adopt sustainable lifestyles. In addition, the serene natural environment and the diverse flora and fauna within KFBG are truly Hong Kong's treasures.’ (Ms. Fung, serving since 2014)

‘As a Nature Education Volunteer, I have had the opportunity to interact with a wide range of animals and plants, learning about their knowledge. I also enjoy experiencing the ever-changing vitality of nature throughout the different seasons at KFBG. While on duty, the interactions and sharing with visitors have enriched my retired life.’ (Mr. Lau, serving since 2017)

2483 7107 Ms. Hung/ 2483 7284 Ms. Lau (Office hours: Mon - Fri, 9:00am – 5:00pm)


  • The six-day training will be conducted mainly in Cantonese.
  • Trainees may have their credentials immediately revoked if their performance is unsatisfactory during training.
  • Participants are required to engage in personal preparation, study and practice outside of training to meet the standards required.
  • Please take public transportation to KFBG.
  • Programme may be subjected to change based on adverse weather conditions and contagious diseases. Therefore, when submitting an online application, please verify the provided information to ensure timely communication and updates regarding the latest arrangements.