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We invite you to join San Francisco Botanical Garden's Volunteer Team! Give your time, gain new skills, and make new friends. The volunteer team is one of the greatest strengths of our organization, making numerous programs possible. Volunteers work in many areas – they guide visitors and school children through the garden, staff special events, maintain the gardens, work in our Bookstore, Plant Arbor and Library, help with graphic design and assist in our offices.
Get Down and Dirty
Join our newest volunteer team – Help keep the Garden beautiful! Get down and dirty in the Garden, pulling out weeds, planting, mulching and working with our dedicated Gardeners to make every part of the Garden lush and beautiful. Starting in September, we are looking for motivated volunteers who can work once a week on either Tuesday or Thursday, from 10am–2pm.You will work as a group, under the direction of our new volunteer coordinator and supervised by a Rec and Park Gardener. Our 11 gardeners really need helping hands to maintain the 55 acres of valuable plant collections that thrive in the Garden, so please sign up today. To learn more, email Carol at Claughlin@sfbg.org or call (415) 661-1316 ext. 412.
Seeking Garden Interns
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society is now hiring year-round Garden interns to assist the San Francisco Rec and Park Nursery gardeners in maintaining the Botanical Garden. Learn more.
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Work with Kids
Volunteers are always needed for our thriving Youth Education Department. Help maintain our Children's Garden and assist with programs or become a Children's Walk Guide. To learn more, email Carol at Claughlin@sfbg.org or call (415) 661-1316 ext. 412.
Four Easy Steps to Volunteer
A majority of volunteer positions require no gardening experience or special knowledge. Through volunteering at the Garden, you will learn from working with professionals in horticulture and education, plus gain hands-on experience.
Whether you are a master gardener, a professional or a homemaker, retired or work full-time, a teacher or a student, the Botanical Garden needs your time, skills and talents. Through volunteering, you will meet others with similar interests and hobbies and experience the satisfaction of sharing in significant accomplishments.
Please come and volunteer, enjoy the beauty of the Garden and the rewards and camaraderie of being a part of our team of dedicated volunteers. We look forward to welcoming you!