Volunteer


Thank you Arboretum Volunteers for a wonderful 35th season, it was a great success!

We will re-open on a limited basis to celebrate the Festival of Trees November 11th-December 3rd on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and we need volunteers to help and join in the fun!

Become an Arboretum docent!
Our 2017 Docent Training program will be held every Wednesday from March 1 – April 19 classes will be held at Coconino Cooperative Extension, and April 5 – 19 classes will be held at The Arboretum at Flagstaff. There is no cost to participate! For more information on docent training click here or contact Shannon Benjamin at shannon.benjamin@thearb.org

Group Garden Days
Want to help staff get the gardens ready for Winter? Get outside before Winter descends, learn and make a big difference!
Group Garden Days are scheduled 10am-2pm on 11/12, 11/27 and 12/3. We’ll supply tools, please bring water bottle, hat, layers and lunch.

RSVP to Shannon Benjamin shannon.benjamin@thearb.org 

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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