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 2,000 individuals gave more than 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

Scroll down to read descriptions of each service area we offer, to assist you in finding an opening to match your interest.

Individual Opportunities

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

Teen Leadership Council

Apply Now for Teen Leadership Council 2017 -2018

Apply to become part of the Dallas Arboretum Teen Leadership Council for the 2017 -2018 school year. Our Teen Leadership Council members 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! Applications are due by June 30th. Please see the application for further information.

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Group Opportunities

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

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 8:30 a.m- 1:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; this opportunity is available seven days a week.

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