We welcome volunteers who are interested in collection curation and plant conservation.
Volunteers assist curatorial staff in processing incomming and outgoing loans, mounting specimens, filing, plant identifications etc.
Volunteer positions are developed on case by case basis to create meaningful projects that capitalize on person's interests.
Volunteers can contribute greatly to the work of the herbarium, helping to prepare and preserve our plant collection. Once trained in herbarium technique, volunteers can work at their own pace and set their own flexible schedules. Please contact us to learn how to get involved.
Volunteers can also assist with our digitization efforts by transcribing specimen labels online. Transcription resources are available on the GLOBAL website, and our bryophyte crowdsourcing module is accessible here. Please contact us for more information.
We welcome and appreciate your support for a Duke Herbarium Fund.
Please contact the Director of the Duke Herbarium for more information on how to participate in this endeavor.
Several work-study students help the collection managers with preparation of new herbarium specimens, with ongoing digitization of specimens, and with georeferencing of collections localities. Contact us if you are interested and have work-study support.
Archival quality, high-res reproductions of original Duke Herbarium plant specimens are available at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens' Terrace Shop. These prints result from collaboration between the Duke University Herbarium and Duke Libraries.