Current Volunteer Opportunities

If you are not yet a Tucson Botanical Gardens volunteer, please contact Marianne Rothenberg at 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 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.

Butterfly Exhibit

Butterfly Exhibit

Requires training of volunteers to help out in the exhibit.

Horticultural Therapy

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.

Docent Programs

Docent Programs

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.

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School Groups

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 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 volunteer@tucsonbotanical.orgor 326-9686 ext 24.

Luminaria Nights

Luminaria Nights

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 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm. If you are interested, please contact Marianne Rothenberg or call 520-326-9686 ext 24.