Current Volunteer Opportunities
If you are not yet a Tucson Botanical Gardens volunteer, please contact Marianne Rothenberg at email@example.com or 326-9686 ext 24 to get an application and set up an interview.
If you are looking to complete court-ordered community service, please contact Manny Cuen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 326-9686 ext 14.
Monday Work Party: Every Monday, 8:30 – 11 a.m.
Led by Gardens horticulturalist, Connie Howard, this is a smaller work party than Wednesdays’. Focus is mainly on clean-up. Open to all Gardens volunteers
Wednesday Work Party: Every Wednesday, 8:30 – 11 a.m.
This group does all sorts of gardening projects, usually breaking up into groups doing different projects for different ability levels.
Requires training of volunteers to help out in the exhibit.
Volunteers are needed for onsite and outreach programs. To volunteer for this group you will also need to be willing to participate in a background check.
Are you interested in helping people connect with the natural world? Want to deepen your knowledge of local flora and fauna, environmental education, water-wise gardening, and the cultural connections between people and plants? Consider becoming a docent at Tucson Botanical Gardens. Our 10-week training prepares docents to be skilled interpreters who are an integral part of an education team that serves the Tucson community and visitors from all over the world. After completing training, docents lead tours, present educational outreach programs, staff Discovery Carts, assist with horticultural therapy programs, teach Gardens Signature Classes, participate in developing and refining new educational programs, and help visitors make lasting memories at the Gardens.
If you are interested in becoming a docent at Tucson Botanical Gardens, please contact Ashley Pedersen, Director of Education, at email@example.com or 326-9686 ext 39.
Do you enjoy working with kids? We are looking for volunteers to assist with school group visits and/or outreach programs. If you are interested in learning more about this, please contact Ashley Pedersen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 326-9686 ext 39. To volunteer in this capacity, you will need to clear a basic background check.
Grove Gift Shop
Opportunities are available. Register training provided.
Painting, building maintenance, and/or heavy lifting.
To become a volunteer, contact Marianne Rothenberg at email@example.com or 326-9686 ext 24.
We are in need of many volunteers for our Luminaria Nights event being held on December 5,6,7 and December 12,13,14. These various assignments (greeter/ticket taking, musician and volunteer check-in, line expediting, membership sales) are from 5:00pm to 8:30pm. If you are interested, please contact Marianne Rothenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 520-326-9686 ext 24
Procedures for taking free classes
I’ve had some great responses on taking free classes! When you are ready to take one of the Signature Classes or one of the “after 30 hours” free classes, please contact me for a coupon that you’ll take to the Gift Shop and give them for your admittance. I will put the coupon in your folder where you keep your hours ( in the volunteer lounge) so that you can pick it up easily anytime.
For the Tours, you won’t need anything – just come on in and take them – Fridays at 10am for “Exploring TBG” and 1st and 4th Wednesday at 10am for “Birds and Gardening Tour”!
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