Our 35th Anniversary season is winding down, but we do have some big events coming up that we need your help with!
Shakespeare in the Pines
Shakespeare in the Pines is happening this weekend and we still need volunteers for Saturday, the 15th from 2-6pm. Volunteers will help set-up, direct visitors, enjoy the play, then help us clean up. Othello performance is from 3-5:15.
Pumpkin Walk and Fall Festival
Pumpkin Walk and Fall Festival coming up on Oct 22 and we need LOTS of volunteers to help with set-up and staffing the (kid-friendly) Haunted House, apple-bobbing,hayride, pony ride and directing visitors. Dressing up is encouraged! Event is from 3-8 and we need visitors before and during this event. We would also love help in the days leading up to the event setting up the Haunted House and Haunted Hike if you aren’t available during the weekend.
Group Garden Days
Want to help get the gardens ready for Winter? Group Garden Days are scheduled 10am-2pm on 10/30, 11,12, 11/27 and 12/3. We’ll supply tools, please bring water, hats and lunch.
RSVP to Shannon Benjamin shannon.benjamin@thearb.org 
We will also be recruiting volunteers for Festival of Trees coming up in November- more info on this coming soon!


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

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

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