Volunteer at ZBG
Botanical Garden has a place for your expertise and interest!
To volunteer, contact
Culture & Arts Education Specialist
512-477-8672, ext. 13.
The volunteer application
reporting club volunteer hours (PDF) are available
online. View "Volunteer with the Docents".
We need docents for fun and energetic school garden tours at Zilker Botanical
Garden. You don't know what you've missed until you help children
find caterpillars in the Blachly Butterfly Garden, or share
the excitement when a butterfly lands on a child's finger.
Read more about docents. With the Education Program, you'll:
- Share your knowledge
with eager young minds
- Give children
an opportunity to interact with caring adults
- See the look
of wonder on a child's face at a new discovery
- Promote a child's
love of nature
- Learn more about
botany, butterflies, dinosaurs, and the origin of foods
To volunteer call (512) 477-8672 ext. 13.
If you like meeting
new people, Garden Greeters is perfect for you! Garden Greeters
welcome the public and answer questions about the gardens.
It's an exciting job because Greeters get acquainted with
people from around the world. Greeters also answer the phone,
assist in the Gift Shop, conduct tours, and assist the Austin
Area Garden Council executive board. There's a new experience
every day. As a Garden Greeter, you'll:
- Learn about
gardening and wildlife
- Meet fabulous
people and make new friends
- Make a long-lasting
impression on a world-class botanical garden
If you like to
get your hands in the dirt, this is the job for you! Work
with experienced gardeners to learn planting and propagation
techniques, garden maintenance, and plant identification.
It's a great way to improve your horticultural knowledge as
well as to contribute to the gardens that fascinate visitors
from around the world. As
a horticulture volunteer, you'll:
- Learn about
all kinds of plants and their maintenance
- Work with veteran
- Enchant the
public with the beauty you've helped create