Calling all Volunteers!

The Arboretum recruits volunteers throughout the year to participate in daily activities and special events. If propagation, gardening, leading tours, or assisting with public programs interests you, please consider sharing your time and talents with us!

Please call or email Shannon Benjamin, Volunteer Coordinator for more information, at (928) 774-1442, ext. 127. or shannon.benjamin@thearb.org

Upcoming Arboretum Volunteer Events!

The Arboretum is looking for volunteers for special events, including the Summer Plant Sale, Summer Concert Series and our many Festivals from Mushroom to Shakespeare! Special event volunteers give visitors directions, collect tickets, assist with set-up and clean-up and much more. This is a great way to make a difference, get into events for free, have fun and hang out
with like-minded people! Love a big party? We are also recruiting volunteers to assist with the many weddings taking place here over the summer. Contact Shannon at shannon.benjamin@thearb.org for more info or to RSVP.

Group Garden Volunteer Days!

Escape to the forest and gardens, get your hands dirty and help keep the gardens looking good as we head into the heart of Summer. Open garden volunteer days are June 24th, July 1st and July 15th from 10am-2pm. Can’t make Fridays? We also welcome volunteers other days as your availability allows. Summer days are warm, please bring water bottles, hat and lunch.
RSVP with shannon.benjamin@thearb.org

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. Next Butterfly House Host orientation is on June 29th at 4pm. Can’t make a weekday orientation? Weekend orientation coming up in July. Please contact Shannon atshannon.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.

We look forward to seeing you all again!



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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