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Volunteer Opportunities

Please contact Cookie Adams, Volunteer Coordinator, if you are interested in any of the positions available or if you would like more information about volunteering at the Garden!  256.830.4447 ext 238  |

Member and Volunteer Orientation

Sunday, June 30, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m., Volunteer Support Room, contact Cookie at for a reservation.

Weekly Docent Tour Guide 

As a Garden trained Docent you will give tours to guests who visit the Garden on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Prerequisite: Docent and Shuttle Training. SIGN UP HERE!

Special Events

Firefly Night Hikes: July 9 and July 23, 6:00 – 9:30 p.m., Ampitheatre.  Volunteers needed for check-in, manage s’mores station, and directing.  Contact Misty at


Gardening Assistant: Pulling weeds in flowerbeds.  Flexible from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Contact Cookie at

Fern Glade: Wednesday mornings at 10:00 a.m., Weeding fern beds; help plant and prune when necessary. Contact Susan McDonald at for more information. 

Garden Grubbers: Tuesday mornings 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., flexible-Maintain the Nature Trail, support Holmes Trillium Trail, Bush Azalea Trail, and provide plants, trees and shrubs through propagation to the Garden and HBG plant sales. Contact Anna Bright or 256-506-9609 for more information. 

Butterfly House Monitors: needed to interact with guests, discuss butterflies, answer questions, work the discovery cart and more.  SIGN UP HERE!  


Children’s Field Trip Volunteer: Tour groups are 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. You may do one session or both.  Contact Misty Hertzig, Children’s Education Manager, 256-830-4447 ext 253 or

Butterfly Release: July 13 – Anderson Education Center and Purdy Butterfly House, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Volunteers will box butterflies prior to the release and then help check in guests. We need help gathering the empty boxes from the Butterfly House and to reset the room for the next release. Boxing butterflies will be at 9:00 a.m. and the first release from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. You will have a lunch break and then the last release from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. SIGN UP HERE!

Guest Center

Admissions & Information Desk: Located in the Guest Center Atrium. Volunteers needed Monday and Friday mornings, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Full training provided.  Contact Jared at

Docent “Making Alabama” A Traveling Exhibit: Shifts available now through – July 31: Mondays – Saturdays  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.; Sundays 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Welcome guests and answer questions about “Making Alabama” to include info about the Huntsville community. Historical training provided. SIGN UP HERE!

Additional Volunteer Opportunities

Native Plants Symposium: To be held at Huntsville Botanical Garden, September 12-14, 2019. Volunteers needed!  POC Soozi Pline, 256.424.3370,, SIGN UP HERE!

Galaxy of Lights Crew: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. For more information please contact Bob Hovde at

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