The LSU Agricultural Center Botanic Gardens at Burden will conduct a volunteer orientation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Ione Burden Conference Center in the gardens, 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge.

The brief orientation is for new and current volunteers to help them understand the wide variety of outdoor and indoor volunteer opportunities available at the Botanic Gardens, said Jeff Kuehny, resident director.

“Volunteering at the gardens provides opportunities to meet new people and make new friends, receive practical hands-on experience, share interests and hobbies with others, work in a beautiful and stimulating environment and make your community a better place to live,” Kuehny said. “An added benefit is the satisfaction that comes with helping the gardens fulfill its mission by providing valuable services and programs for schoolchildren, gardeners, nature enthusiasts, professional horticulturists, homeowners and others in the community.”

The program will be conducted by Kuehny and John Hough, vice chairman of the Burden Horticulture Society.

For information, call Kuehny at (225) 763-3990.