Desert Botanical Garden Recruiting for Volunteer Docents

July 29, 2011


For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
John Sallot
Phone: 480 481.8101

Volunteer Contact:
Nancy White – Assistant Director of Education
Phone: (480) 481-8197

(Phoenix, AZ)  The Desert Botanical Garden is currently recruiting energetic volunteers to share desert knowledge and transform the experience of the Garden visitor into one of discovery and meaning.  Docents serve as visitor guides work 4 hour shifts. Docents lead tours, staff Discovery Stations and interact with Garden visitors. No previous experience needed as the Garden provides all training that is required for the job. All that is necessary is your enthusiasm and love of the desert.  Docents select the day and time to volunteer from the following schedule:
  • Monday- Friday, Afternoons – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, Mornings – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Afternoons – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.   

Training starts in mid-September. Training is offered on weekends or weekdays. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact Nancy White, Assistant Director of Education, at 480-481-8197 or nwhite@dbg.org, or visit http://www.dbg.org/membership-support/volunteering for more information.

A “Phoenix Point of Pride”, the Desert Botanical Garden is one of 24 botanical gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums. It is a privately funded, non-profit organization and depends on revenues from admissions and gift shop sales, as well as contributions from individuals and businesses to fund its programs of environmental education, plant conservation and research.

The Desert Botanical Garden is located inside Papago Park at 1201 North Galvin Parkway in Phoenix, Arizona. The Garden is open every day, except December 25 and July 4, between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Ottosen Gallery is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. Call (480) 941-1225 or visit www.dbg.org for more information.

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