Thanks for your interest in volunteering! The Tucson Botanical Gardens relies on a corps of dedicated, talented volunteers who assist with everything from maintaining the gardens and grounds to staffing the live butterfly house to educating visitors about wise use of plants and water in the desert environment.  Membership to the Gardens is required.

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Help the Gardens Grow!

Benefits of volunteering at Tucson Botanical Gardens:

  • Meet new, interesting people
  • Refine or gain new skills
  • Learn more about gardening and the Tucson region
  • Continuing education about the natural world (classes & workshops)
  • Potlucks, annual catered breakfast, and awards ceremony!
  • PLUS all the benefits of being a member

We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities, most require no experience, training provided.

  • Butterfly Magic
  • Horticulture
  • Gift Shop
  • Adult Education
  • Youth Education
  • Horticultural Therapy
  • Special Events
  • Office Support

Get Started!

To learn more about volunteering at the Gardens, call (520)326-9686, Ext. 24 or email volunteer@tucsonbotanical.org

If you are looking to complete court-ordered community service, please contact Manny Cuen at gardener1@tucsonbotanical.org or 326-9686 ext 14.

If your volunteer position requires a background check, the link below is the portal into the Intellicorp website (a secured site) – they are the service provider.  You will be required to provide information and pay for this service with a credit card – the cost is $9.95.  Call Marianne Rothenberg, the Director of Human Resources at 326-9686 ext 24 for the password to get into the site.  She is the only person who receives the results and you will hear back from her with them.   This information is kept confidential.  Thank you for your cooperation.