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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  |

Pansy Potting

Thursday, Aug. 29 and Friday, Aug. 30 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 5 and Friday, Sept. 6 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 12 and Friday, Sept. 13 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Come join in the fun helping Cody and his crew put 30,000 pansies in growing pots until the October planting. Contact if you can help!

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!


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

Family Campout in the Garden: Friday, Sept. 20, 4:00-9:00 p.m., back of Garden. Volunteers (3) to help with dinner, games and keeping an eye on fires for the evening. Jobs will vary based on need. SIGN UP HERE!

Monarch Watch Tag and Release: Saturday, Sept. 28, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Celebration Station in Children’s Garden.  Tagging Monarch butterflies for fall migration.  Volunteers (3) will help guests put stickers on wings of butterflies and then release.  Also help with set-up, check-in, and clean-up. 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

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: Report to Galaxy Trailer Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Help prepare displays for the Garden’s holiday light extravaganza!  No technical expertise is required to do any of the jobs.  We train everyone on-the-job and most jobs are done as a Team.  For more information please contact Bob Hovde at

Hayride Drivers and Assistants needed for the Scarecrow Trail each Saturday in September and October.  Shifts are from 12:00-4:00 p.m. and training is provided.  Contact Cookie at

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