Volunteer


Group Garden Volunteer Days!

Our next Group Garden Day is on May 27th from 10am-2pm. We’ll be out in the Gardens, weeding and planting, so please wear layers, hat and bring water bottle and lunch/snacks. RSVP to Volunteer Coordinator Shannon Benjamin at shannon.benjamin@thearb.org
Spring Plant Sale!
Love plants? We are looking for volunteers to help with the Spring Plant Sale on May 28th from 9am-4pm. Members Preview is 9-11 and is open to the public from 11-4. Volunteer shifts are 8am-12pm (includes set-up help before) and from 12pm-4pm.
Volunteers will be assisting staff with moving out plants to the Lath House, helping attendees get plants from check-out station to their vehicles and directing attendees to the Plant Sale area.We had almost 700 people attend last year!
Hummingbirds & Butterflies!
 
The hummingbirds are back in force and we need volunteers to help fill and clean our hummingbird feeders on a weekly basis. Contact shannon.benjamin@thearb.org for more information.
Our Southwest Butterfly House opens on Memorial Day weekend! The Butterfly House is open to visitors Wed- Mon from 10-4 with 2 volunteer shifts daily 10-1 and 1-4. Butterfly House hosts welcome guests, share butterfly info and make sure that butterflies don’t hitchhike on visitors as they leave. We provide training and reference material. This is an incredible and inspiring volunteer experience!
Contact shannon.benjamin@thearb.org for more info or to sign up.

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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