Get Involved


As a volunteer, you can contribute in so many ways to the Garden. Do you enjoy being outdoors? Are you a people person? Whatever your interest or talent, we have a job for you!

The Garden offers volunteers a variety of opportunities to share your talents, skills, and interests with people of all ages. Whether your interest is assisting our horticulture staff, greeting visitors and working in the gift shop, or assisting with special events, there is a place for you at the Garden.

Over 3,000 volunteers contribute their time and talents to the garden each year. This level of volunteerism is vital to the continuing growth of the Garden. Consider being a part of "what’s growing on" by joining the volunteer program at the Garden.

Become a Docent!
We are actively seeking recruits to participate in the Fall 2014 docent training session. Garden membership is required. The classes are informative, fun and free; no formal experience is necessary. This 4-session training begins October 9th in the Boeing Education Classroom, 9-11 am. Current and inactive docents who would like to “refresh” their expertise in educating and sharing this wonderful Garden with others are invited to attend.

Current Volunteer Need

  • Garden Sign Mapping
    Open to volunteer availability

    Volunteers are needed to work in pairs to help map and audit garden signage. Flexible scheduling and a great way for a group to support the Garden.
  • Advancement Volunteers
    Open to volunteer availability

    The Advancement Department needs volunteers to assist with data entry, administrative tasks and mailings.


Festivals Volunteering Opportunities

Purdy Butterfly House
Friday May 1, 2015 - Wednesday September 30, 2015:



Scarecrow Trail
Friday September 4, 2015 - Saturday October 31, 2015:
Throughout the Garden



If you are interested in volunteering at the Garden, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 256-830-4447 ext. 238 or

To begin your adventure, please attach the completed Volunteer Application. If under the age of 18, complete this Youth Volunteer Application. 

Already a Volunteer and looking to turn in your volunteer hours? Complete this Volunteer Hour Log and e-mail to or fax to 256-830-5314.