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To Become a Garden Volunteer
- Fill out an online application. You will receive a confirmation email and will be contacted by a volunteer manager.
- Become a Member. Volunteers in the Garden take part in every aspect of the institution's growth, which is why we require that volunteers join and maintain their membership.
- Attend training courses that are offered multiple times throughout the year and can be taken on weekdays or weekends.
Special event volunteers direct visitors to event activities, answer questions about the event and assist visitors at special activity areas. Other duties may include ushering, ticket taking, distributing programs and other activities to help ensure that participants have a positive experience and enjoy each special event in the Garden.
Additional training is required.
The Desert Botanical Garden needs energetic and proactive volunteers to sell memberships and promote the Garden and its' programs. No previous experience needed, the Garden provides all training that is required for the job. If you love the Garden and love to talk to people then this is the job for you!
The Desert Botanical Garden needs energetic volunteers to share desert knowledge and transform the visitor experience into one of discovery and meaning. No previous experience needed, the Garden provides all training that is required for the job. All that is necessary is your enthusiasm and love of the desert.
Docents needed for these times:
Additional Training is required.
Volunteers serve as interpreters for school children, adult chaperones, and teachers relating essential concepts about how desert plants, animals and people adapt to the desert environment.
Guest Guide Volunteers provide visitors with a friendly face and enhance their experience by providing trail guidance, map orientation and daily schedule information.
Horticulture Aide Volunteers assist the horticulture staff in caring for the Garden's living collection of desert plants. Volunteers prune, plant, irrigate, weed and work outdoors among the plants.
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