Thank you Arboretum Volunteers!

Over 300 volunteers donated well over 4,000 hours in 2018! A HUGE thank you to all our amazing volunteers who make our mission possible. We hope to see you back in 2019!

Volunteer at The Arboretum!

Group Garden Clean-up Days!
Join us on April 13th and 14th from 9-12pm to help us get the gardens and grounds ready for Opening Day on April 15th. You’ll work alongside our Gardening Crew and other volunteers cleaning up the pond and wetlands trail, deadheading, and pruning.

Research Trips!
Join our Research Staff on a collecting trip to gather seeds of the rare and endangered Arizona Cliffrose (Purshia).

Volunteers will drive down to the Verde Valley with our Director of Research on 4/23 and 4/25. Group will leave at 6:30am and return by 2:30pm. Expect do some hiking and bending.
Contact Volunteer & Tour Coordinator shannon.benjamin@thearb.org for more info and to rsvp.


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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