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Volunteer

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Volunteer at the Arboretum

Just as plants and humans are interdependent in nature, the Dallas Arboretum relies on the nurturing support of its volunteers to grow — and thrive.

We Need You to Volunteer

The Dallas Arboretum Volunteer team consists of over 4,000 volunteers who contribute close to 100,000 hours of service each year. We are one of the top volunteer sites in the nation and we simply could not do what we do without their dedication to service.  The Dallas Arboretum offers a variety of opportunities to let you share your talents and pursue your interests. See below for more details on each area of service that we offer.

We also invite high school and college students to join our leadership programs designed specifically to enhance their interpersonal and leadership skills as they prepare for their next steps. Service hours and other benefits are offered to participating Teen Leadership Council and Collegiate Leadership Council members. See below for more details on our TLC and CLC programs or ask for more information at volunteers@dallasarboretum.org or 214-515-6561.

Corporate and student groups up to 25 people are also welcome to volunteer in our Children’s Garden and during Holiday at the Arboretum. This is the perfect opportunity to volunteer as a group and we offer shifts 7 days a week between 9:00am-5:00pm.

There is truly a place for everyone. Reach out today to find out how you can help: Call 214.515.6561 or email volunteers@dallasarboretum.org

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Who Can Volunteer?

  • Teens ages 14 and over
  • Adults of any age
  • Corporate groups up to 25
  • Civic groups

Please note that background checks are required for applicants who are ages 18+ to become a volunteer. Additionally, we are no longer accepting volunteers for court-ordered community service.


Current Opportunities

Children’s Garden Volunteers

Share excitement for the garden with our guests and guide them through the interactive exhibits.

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DeGolyer Estate Docents

Guide visitors through the 21,000-square-foot historic mansion.

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Garden Guides

Provide information and details about specific gardens at the Arboretum.

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Garden Workers

Help maintain the beautiful grounds at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.

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Gift Store Volunteers

Support our full-time staff for the gift store.

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Information Booth Volunteers

Welcome guests by providing maps, tips for enjoying the gardens, and information about the day.

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Membership Volunteers

Help us enroll new members and renew existing memberships during our busiest times.

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Tram Drivers

Provide transportation across the garden to the mobility-impaired and their companions.

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A Tasteful Place Volunteers

Give our guests a delicious taste of beautiful vegetable and herb garden.

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Teen Leadership Council Volunteers

The Dallas Arboretum is looking for motivated high school students to join the growing 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. The Teen Leadership Council would make a great addition to your resume and college applications. To learn more, please contact the Volunteer Office at volunteers@dallasarboretum.org or 214.515.6561 for more information.

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Collegiate Leadership Council

The Dallas Arboretum is looking for college students looking to gain leadership and volunteer experience. The Collegiate Leadership Council is a great opportunity to get involved as a volunteer and leader. This program also comes with great benefits. You must currently be enrolled in college courses to participate. If you are interested, please contact the Volunteer Office at 214.515.6561 or volunteers@dallasarboretum.org.

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Not Sure Where to Volunteer?

Contact us and we’ll connect you to the right area. Call 214-515-6561 or e-mail us at volunteers@dallasarboretum.org.