Volunteer


Earth Day Garden Cleanup!

Join us for the 1st big Volunteer Event of the season on April 21st! The theme is “Spring Cleaning:Preparing the Gardens for another Growing Season”. We’ll start at 10am with 20 minutes of discussing the basics of deadheading, pruning trees and shrubs, and mulching. Afterwards, volunteers will join our Gardens Crew in our garden cleanup. We’ll break for lunch around 12 and be done by 2pm.

Arbor Day Celebration!

Join the Arboretum and APS in celebrating Arbor Day through planting native trees and vegetation from 9am -12pm on April 27th.
The event will include a technical pruning demonstration and an introduction to why we are planting trees in certain areas.
Plant and garden materials will be provided, so bring some snacks, your whole family and help us plant native trees for Arbor Day at the Arboretum!

Please contact Volunteer & Tour Coordinator Shannon Benjamin to RSVP or for more volunteer opportunities. shannon.benjamin@thearb.org

Contact Volunteer Coordinator Shannon Benjamin shannon.benjamin@thearb.org for more information and/or to sign up for any of these opportunities.

Opportunities

Why volunteer with us?

Learn: You’ll learn about high-elevation plants and gardening techniques and get the satisfaction of helping others become successful gardeners.

Teach: You’ll help create beautiful gardens and teach Flagstaff residents and visitors about the ecology of the Colorado Plateau.

Be appreciated: If you work more than 25 hours by September 30, you’ll be invited to the annual Volunteer Recognition Breakfast.

Get discounts: You get discounts at our gift shop and plant sales — 10 percent when you work more than 25 hours and 15 percent when you work more than 50 hours during a calendar year.

According to Psychology Today:

  • Volunteering eases depression, strengthens immunity and lowers blood pressure
  • Volunteering establishes strong relationships
  • Volunteers have increased productivity, focus and creativity
  • Volunteering is good for society
  • Volunteering gives you a sense of purpose

For more information on volunteering at the Arboretum at Flagstaff, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Shannon Benjamin at Shannon.benjamin@thearb.org or 928-774-1442 ext. 127

Get In Touch

Let us know if you are interested in volunteering at the Arboretum.

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