Volunteers keep us growing!

Announcing the Volunteer Enrichment Series.
The UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and Botanic Garden is happy to be presenting The Volunteer Enrichment Series! This series will take place February - June 2018. Each class is FREE with priority registration given for prospective and currently active volunteers like you! Repeat students from previous volunteer orientations are welcome too! Learn more.

New Volunteers - please fill out the application (below)!

The UC Santa Cruz Arboretum relies on almost 200 volunteers to keep this place growing! By volunteering at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum you become part of a community that directly supports the Arboretum's mission, to inspire stewardship of the world's biodiversity through research, education, and the conservation of rare, endangered, and extraordinary plants. 

When volunteering, you will learn by working side by side with professionals in gardening, horticulture and education while gaining hands-on experience in the beautiful gardens. You will meet others with similar interests and experience the joy and satisfaction of working together on important projects. 

Please read through the Volunteer Opportunities below prior to completing the Volunteer Application. All applications are reviewed and responded to within 1 to 2 weeks of receipt. 

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our wonderful community of dedicated volunteers!  How would you like to help?

  volunteer application 
We Always want more volunteers! Start exploring the various volunteer opportunities HERE!