Current Volunteer Opportunities

If you are not yet a Tucson Botanical Gardens volunteer, please contact volunteer@tucsonbotanical.org 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 gardener1@tucsonbotanical.org or 326-9686 ext 14.

Opportunities

Gardens/Grounds

Gardens/Grounds

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.

contact volunteer@tucsonbotanical.org 

Butterfly Exhibit

Butterfly Exhibit

Requires training of volunteers to help out in the exhibit. Contact volunteer@tucsonbotanical.org to get started!

Horticultural Therapy

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

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 education1@tucsonbotanical.org or 326-9686 ext 39. To volunteer in this capacity, you will need to clear a basic  background check.

Grove Gift Shop

Grove Gift Shop

Opportunities are available. Register training provided.

Facilities

Facilities

Painting, building maintenance, and/or heavy lifting.

To become a volunteer, contact Marci Wise at volunteer@tucsonbotanical.orgor 326-9686 ext 24.