Volunteer


 Southwest Butterfly House Volunteers!

The Arboretum at Flagstaff is looking for Butterfly House hosts! Butterfly House hosts ensure butterflies stay safe and share butterfly information with visitors. Our Butterfly House team will be happy to give you an orientation whenever you are available. The Butterfly House will be closing for the season on September 30th, so don’t delay! Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Shannon Benjamin at shannon.benjamin@thearb.org if you would like to sign up for orientation or just want more information.
More info about the butterflies can be found here.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Whatever your passion is, we can find the right volunteer position for you! Great at organizing? Our Office Manager is looking for some help with paperwork. Love working with kids and inspiring future generations? We are looking for volunteers to assist staff and Docents with school groups. Love being outside, learning and sharing? We are recruiting volunteers to lead garden tours. We will provide training and opportunities to observe current volunteers and staff in action!

Please contact Shannon at Shannon.benjamin@thearb.org for more information.

Group Garden Volunteer Days!

Escape to the forest and gardens, get your hands dirty and help us keep the gardens looking good these last days of summer. Open garden volunteer days are Friday, 9/16 11am-3pm and Thursday 9/29 11am-4pm. Not available during the week? We also welcome volunteers other days as your availability allow. The Arboretum will provide tools and gloves. Please bring water bottles, hat, lunch and dress is layers.

RSVP with 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. One year membership discounts of 50% off for 25hrs volunteered in a calendar year, and FREE membership for 40 hours volunteered in 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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