Volunteer


Group Garden Days

Do you like to be outside in a beautiful place with happy people making a difference? Please join us on our Group Garden Volunteer Days on 4/14, 4/22, 5/13 and 5/21 from 10-2pm.

We’ll be out in the gardens, weeding, planting and getting ready for the 2017 season. Please wear layers, bring water bottle and lunch and meet at the blue-roofed Greenhouse. RSVP to shannon.benjamin@thearb.org

Arbor Day Celebration!

We are also looking for volunteers to assist with our big Arbor Day celebration on 4/28 from 10-2 which will be a great learning experience as we’ll be planting native trees and learning about proper pruning techniques, suppressing invasive plants and best planting techniques for drought resistant and pollinator friendly plants. Please RSVP to shannon.benjamin@thearb.org

More Volunteer Opportunities

We open for the season on April 15 th , but things really ramp up in May! Our Southwest Butterfly House opens on May 26th and our Spring Plant Sale is on May 28th .

Contact Volunteer Coordinator Shannon Benjamin at shannon.benjamin@thearb.org for more information.

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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