Donate Your Time

Join the growing population of Arboretum volunteers. The generous support from these individuals plays a pivotal role in the success of the Dallas Arboretum.

Volunteers provide assistance to the Arboretum, guest and staff in numerous areas. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities available, whether you are looking to volunteer individually or as a group, we have opportunities for everyone. Volunteers aid our excellent staff in creating the most wonderful guest experience possible. In 2014, more than 3,000 volunteered almost 80,000 hours of time to the arboretum.

If you have any questions or would like more information about volunteering, please contact the office at 214-515-6561 or at volunteers@dallasarboretum.org.


The following descriptions give an overview of each service area to assist you in finding an opening to match your interest.

Teen Leadership Council Click for More

Apply today to become part of Dallas Arboretum’s Teen Leadership Council.


The mission of the Teen Leadership Council is to develop a dedicated team of teen leaders who volunteer their time and efforts to support the Dallas Arboretum.


Teen Leadership Council will go above and beyond leading other teen volunteers and raising awareness within their school and community. Students enhance their interpersonal and leadership skills while volunteering in a fun, hands-on environment!


To apply, please email ​volunteers@dallasarboretum.org​ and include “Teen Leadership Council” in the subject line. You can also contact the volunteer office at 214-515-6561.


*Program will last one entire school year (August 2015-May 2016) Age requirement is 15.

Deadline to apply is July 24.

Individual Opportunities Click for More

We offer many volunteer opportunities providing you a variety of options. Many of our volunteers are active in more than one area. Individual volunteers must fill out a volunteer application regarding your special skills and interests. To fill out a volunteer application, ​please click here.


If you have any questions or would like more information about volunteering, please contact the office at 214-515-6561 or at volunteers@dallasarboretum.org

Group Opportunities Click for More

Upcoming group volunteer opportunities are listed below. If you are interested in signing up, please contact the volunteer office for information and scheduling at 214-515-6561 or at volunteers@dallasarboretum.org


Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden (ongoing)

Volunteers are needed as gallery host for each of the 17 indoor and outdoor exhibits. As a gallery host, you will share excitement for the garden with our guests and guide them through your assigned interactive exhibit. There are many other positions in the Children’s Adventure Garden including educational costume characters, assisting with public education programs, and participating with puppet shows on weekends.


Groups can chose what day and shift is best for them. This is mostly outdoors with some indoor opportunities. Orientation is given to all groups prior to their shift. Twenty (20) volunteers maximum per group.


The day is divided into two shifts 9a.m-1p.m. and 1-5p.m.; this opportunity is available seven days a week.

Dallas Arboretum
and Botanical Garden


Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day
Administrative Office Open Monday Through Friday, 8:30am - 5pm

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