Volunteer


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

DOCENT TRAINING SCHEDULE

Group Garden Days
We reopen for the season on April 15th, but are looking for volunteers to help get the gardens ready starting in March. Group Garden Days are 10-2 on 3/10, 3/14, 3/15, 3/16 and 3/31. Projects may be in the greenhouse or out in the gardens depending on weather. Please wear layers, bring water bottle and lunch and meet at the blue-roofed Greenhouse.
RSVP to 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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